Nordstrom, Ursula

Nordstrom, Ursula

(1910–88) editor, executive; born in New York City. She began her career at Harper & Row publishers (1936–70) as an editor of children's books, headed the children's book department (1940), and became the company's first female vice-president in 1973. She was an innovative editor who established the careers of such writers and illustrators as E. B. White, Maurice Sendak, and Shel Silverstein.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.