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Edward Weeks; Former Editor of Atlantic Monthly

Edward Weeks, 91, former editor of the Atlantic Monthly and the Atlantic Monthly Press. Weeks was editor of the Atlantic Monthly Press from 1928 to 1937 and editor of the monthly magazine from 1938 to 1966, the longest tenure in its history. The press, under Weeks, published such best-sellers as Walter Edmond’s “Drums Along the Mohawk,” Charles Bernard Nordoff and James Norman Hall’s “Mutiny on the Bounty” and James Hilton’s “Goodbye Mr. Chips.” After his retirement in 1966, he was consultant and senior editor of the press until 1987. Weeks attended Cornell University for a year before volunteering as an ambulance driver for the American Field Service in World War I, winning the Croix de Guerre. He completed his undergraduate work at Harvard College and did graduate work in England before joining the Atlantic in 1924. On Saturday in Thompson, Conn.


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