People Who Kick Buts: George Lorimer
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
- Born on October 6, 1867 and passed away on October 22, 1937.
- He is best known as the editor of The Saturday Evening Post.
During his editorial reign, the Post rose from a circulation of several thousand to over a million. He is credited with promoting or discovering a large number of American writers, e.g. Jack London.
- Lorimer was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of the Rev. George C. Lorimer and Belle Burford Lorimer. He attended Moseley High School in Chicago, Colby College, and Yale University.
- In 1899 he became editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post, and remained in charge until the last day of 1936, about a year before his death from throat cancer. He served also as vice president, president, and chairman of Curtis Publishing Company, which published the Post.