June 17, 2005

Hail & Farewell: Ned Chase . . .


Edward Tinsley “Ned” Chase, one of New York’s more prominent editors who specialized in political books such as that of President Harry S. Truman, has died at age 86 after a long illness. As a New York Times obituary notes, Chase worked for Hyperion, The New Yorker, New American Library, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Times Books, Macmillan and Charles Scribner’s Sons. He is survived by his wife, Ethelyn Atha Chase, former chairwoman of the Academy of American Poets, and four children, one of whom is actor Chevy Chase.

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