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Joan Payson

Joan Payson (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 5, 1903; died, New York, NY, Oct. 4, 1975.)  A lifelong fan of baseball and horse racing, Mrs. Charles Shipman Payson could afford to indulge her interest.  Mrs. Payson was born Joan Whitney, an heiress to a sizable fortune.  She owned a share of the New York […]

Nelson Doubleday

Nelson Doubleday (Executive.  Born, New York, NY, July 20, 1933.)  Scion of the famous New York publishing house (since sold to Germany’s Bertelsmann A.G.), Nelson Doubleday, Jr., graduated Princeton in 1954, served nearly five years in the U.S. Air Force and joined the family business in 1959. He became vice president of Doubleday & Co. […]

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