Van Doren, Irita

Van Doren, Irita (b. Bradford)

(1891–1966) editor; born in Birmingham, Ala. A leading light in New York literary society, she was literary editor of the New York Herald Tribune (1926–63). Married for a time to Carl Van Doren, she later was a longtime companion to Wendell Willkie.
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