The Press: Britannica Editor

To succeed the late Hugh Chisholm (TIME, Oct. 13, 1924, MILESTONES) as editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica, that compendium's directors last week—largely at the instance of Americans in their number—appointed James Louis Garvin, the man designated by the late Lord Northcliffe as "greatest living journalist." Since 1908, Journalist Garvin had edited the London Observer (Sunday), being retained by the present owner (Viscount Astor) after the death of Lord Northcliffe, the founder.

An omnivorous reader, intimate friend of many men of eminence, widely respected student of history and economics, James Louis Garvin...

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