Packard, Vance

Packard, Vance (Oakley)

(1914–  ) journalist, writer; born in Granville Summit, Pa. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University (1936) and worked as a reporter and columnist for newspapers and the Associated Press before he became an editor and writer at American magazine (1942–56). He wrote a number of books popularizing social issues, including The Hidden Persuaders (1957), The Naked Society (1964), and The People Shapers (1977). He also taught writing at Columbia and New York Universities.