Henry Luce

Henry Robinson Luce (1898 - 1967)

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Henry Robinson Luce
Born in Tengchow, Chinamap
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Died in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizonamap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Feb 2015 | Last significant change: 16 Nov 2018
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Henry Luce is Notable.

Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967), an American magazine magnate, was called "the most influential private citizen in the America of his day". He launched and closely supervised a stable of magazines that transformed journalism and the reading habits of upscale Americans. Time summarized and interpreted the week's news; Life was a picture magazine of politics, culture, and society that dominated American visual perceptions in the era before television; Fortune explored in depth the economy and the world of business, introducing to executives avant-garde ideas such as Keynesianism; and Sports Illustrated explored the motivations and strategies of sports teams and key players. Counting his radio projects and newsreels, Luce created the first multimedia corporation.

Luce was born in Tengchow, China, on April 3, 1898, the son of Elizabeth Middleton and Henry Winters Luce, who was a Presbyterian missionary. He received his education in various Chinese and English boarding schools.

Luce had two children — Peter Paul and Henry Luce III — with his first wife, Lila Hotz. He married his second wife, Clare Boothe Luce in 1935, who had an 11-year-old daughter whom he raised as his own.

He died in Phoenix, Arizona in 1967. At his death, he was said to be worth $100 million in Time Inc. stock[1]

Founder of Time, Inc., Fortune, Life, and Sports Illustrated magazines[2]


  1. Wikipedia "Henry Luce" [1], Accessed 17 Aug 2016
  2. Famous Kin [2]
  • Roberts, Gary Boyd and William Addams Reitwiesner, American Ancestors and Cousins of The Princess of Wales, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (1984), 47, Ancestry.com (Online Database) [3].

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Henry Luce Image 1
Henry Luce Image 1

Clare Boothe Luce, U.S. ambassador to Italy, and husband, publisher Henry Luce
Clare Boothe Luce, U.S. ambassador to Italy, and husband, publisher Henry Luce

Cover of Time Magazine
Cover of Time Magazine


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