Magazines: New Man for Curtis

Attempting to reverse its sliding fortunes, the Curtis Publishing Co. last week got down to business by electing a new president: Martin Ackerman, 36.

Aside from the recent acquisition of Popular Library, a paperback book company, Ackerman has had no publishing experience. His business is the salvation of troubled firms. A native of Rochester and a graduate of Syracuse University and Rutgers Law School, he became a partner in the New York City law firm of Cooper, Ostrin, De Varco & Ackerman in 1957, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. In 1962, he decided...