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Stuart Berg Flexner

Stuart Berg Flexner Obituaries161 Obituaries Stuart Berg Flexner, a member of the Dictionary Society, died on 3 December 1990 at a hospital near his home in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was an active contributor to the Field of lexicography, author of books on many aspects of the language, lecturer, teacher, and consultant. We will miss his presentations and his counsel at our meetings of the Society no less than his substantial contributions to lexicography. Stuart studied English literature and linguistics at the University of his education at Cornell University, where he taught for a short while, but Louisville, graduating summa cum laude. He published his first scholarly monograph, "A Glossary of Racetrack Terms," at the age of 16. He continued soon found himself moving toward a career in editorial work and publishing. He left teaching to spend six years developing a series of books for the Mexwriting and editing books on nutrition, health, biography, and Mexican history. In 1960 he was co-author (with Harold Wentworth) and editor of the first edition of The Dictionary of American Slang. He was Managing Editor of the college textbook department of the Macmillan Company. He joined Random House in 1964 as a senior editor, becoming managing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

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Obituaries161 Obituaries Stuart Berg Flexner, a member of the Dictionary Society, died on 3 December 1990 at a hospital near his home in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was an active contributor to the Field of lexicography, author of books on many aspects of the language, lecturer, teacher, and consultant. We will miss his presentations and his counsel at our meetings of the Society no less than his substantial contributions to lexicography. Stuart studied English literature and linguistics at the University of his education at Cornell University, where he taught for a short while, but Louisville, graduating summa cum laude. He published his first scholarly monograph, "A Glossary of Racetrack Terms," at the age of 16. He continued soon found himself moving toward a career in editorial work and publishing. He left teaching to spend six years developing a series of books for the Mexwriting and editing books on nutrition, health, biography, and Mexican history. In 1960 he was co-author (with Harold Wentworth) and editor of the first edition of The Dictionary of American Slang. He was Managing Editor of the college textbook department of the Macmillan Company. He joined Random House in 1964 as a senior editor, becoming managing

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Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North AmericaDictionary Society of North America

Published: Apr 4, 1990

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