A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 25, 1946

One of the most persistent questions you ask us is: what are TIME's editors like? Well, here is the answer, or a good part of it—the result of a very comprehensive questionnaire we put to our editors recently. First off, I can say that they run pretty big: the composite TIME editor is a 5 ft.-11¾ in., 164-lb., 36-year-old, brown-eyed brunet with a full head of brown hair, a wife and two children, and 14 years' experience in journalism.

That is the average, of course, because we have editors of all shapes, sizes, inclinations, and dispositions.

Some just happened to become journalists, but...

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