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LANSING LAMONT

LAMONT--Lansing. Died September 3, 2013 in New York City, NY. Beloved husband of Ada Jung Lamont. Author, journalist, public affairs executive, trustee. Born March 13, 1930 in New York City. Educated at Milton Academy, Harvard College (A.B.), Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (M.S.). Served in U.S. Army Infantry to 1st Lt. Reporter, Washington D.C. Star, then a Washington and foreign correspondent for TIME Magazine 1961-75. In the 1980s he was Vice-President of the Americas Society and directed its Canadian Affairs program, widely recognized as the country's preeminent public forum addressing Canadian-American issues. At the time of his death he was Chairman of the American Trust for the British Library. Author and editor of seven books, including, Day of Trinity (1965), the best-selling narrative history of the first atomic bomb test. His third book Breakup (1994) was cited by The New York Times as one of the year's most notable books. Longtime trustee and Honorary trustee, American Museum of Natural History; also Milton Academy. William Cullen Bryant Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Carnegie Council; Century Association; Harvard Club of New York City. Avid birder, sailor, skier and jazz pianist. He leaves his devoted wife of 59 years and four children, Douglas Lamont of Dover, MA; Elisabeth Wolcott of Hamilton, MA; Virginia Cazedessus of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica; and Thomas Lamont II of Groton, MA; a brother, Edward Lamont, of Syosset, NY; a sister, Elinor Hallowell of Tucson, AZ; and twelve grandchildren. Service at St. James Church 865 Madison Avenue on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 2:30pm.


Published in The New York Times on Sept. 8, 2013
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