Grosvenor

Grosvenor

[grohv-ner]
Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1875-1966, American editor, b. Constantinople, Turkey. As director (1903-1919) and later as president (1920-54) of the National Geographic Society and as editor (1899-54) of the National Geographic Magazine, he encouraged worldwide exploration and greatly increased the circulation of his magazine, especially by using colored photographs. While he was at National Geographic the society membership grew from 900 to some two million. He was active in promoting conservation and the protection of wildlife.

(born Oct. 28, 1875, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire—died Feb. 4, 1966, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Can.) U.S. geographer, writer, and editor. Grosvenor attended Amherst College and was hired by Alexander Graham Bell, president of the National Geographic Society, as an editorial assistant for its magazine. As editor in chief of National Geographic Magazine (1903–54), he transformed it from a small scholarly journal into an interesting and superbly illustrated magazine with a large circulation. In 1920 he was elected president of the society. He contributed many articles and photographs to the magazine, wrote a history of the society and other books, and was long a leader in conservation and wildlife protection.

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(born Oct. 28, 1875, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire—died Feb. 4, 1966, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Can.) U.S. geographer, writer, and editor. Grosvenor attended Amherst College and was hired by Alexander Graham Bell, president of the National Geographic Society, as an editorial assistant for its magazine. As editor in chief of National Geographic Magazine (1903–54), he transformed it from a small scholarly journal into an interesting and superbly illustrated magazine with a large circulation. In 1920 he was elected president of the society. He contributed many articles and photographs to the magazine, wrote a history of the society and other books, and was long a leader in conservation and wildlife protection.

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