Roy Larsen, 1899-1979
A year out of Harvard and bored with his job in the credit department of the New York Trust Co., Roy Larsen heard that two Yalemen, Briton Hadden and Henry Luce, were about to launch a new weekly magazine. A friend in publishing encouraged Larsen to apply for a job, but warned that Luce and Hadden were "awfully strong-minded fellows. Can you take it? They had another fellow who couldn't."
Larsen signed on as circulation manager of the Luce-Hadden brainchild:
"TIME, The Weekly News-Magazine." His salary was $40 a week. On the...