Harris, T. George

Harris, T. George

(1925–  ) magazine editor, author; born in Simpson County, Ky. While serving with the army in World War II, he received a battlefield promotion during the Battle of the Bulge. He began at the University of Kentucky but took his B.A. degree in psychology from Yale (1949), with a period at Oxford University, England, in 1948. He worked on the editorial staff of Time magazine (1949–62). He went on to start a short-lived magazine, Careers Today, with Peter Drucker, the management consultant, and then became the editor of Psychology Today (1969–76), which he converted from a publication with fairly "dry" technical articles to one with a more popular approach and eye-catching graphics. Between 1976–81 he served as a consultant and free-lance editor for various publications. In 1981 he founded American Health, which he sold to the Reader's Digest Corporation in 1988. After serving as editor of publications on children's health and as a consultant for various magazines, he became editor of the Harvard Business Review in August 1992; fired in January 1993 over policy differences, he concentrated on his own writing.