The Press: The Long Wait

Few editors have ever waited so long for a promotion as National Geographic Associate Editor John Oliver La Gorce, 73. For the last 49 years he has been second in command on the prosperous Geographic under Gilbert Grosvenor, the magazine's boss since 1899. Last week Editor La Gorce finally got what he was waiting for. The Geographic board made La Gorce editor and president to take the place of Editor Grosvenor, 78, who resigned. Grosvenor steps up to be chairman of the board of trustees of the Geographic, which he has built from a...

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