Tribute to Chairman of ATBL

ImageLansing Lamont (left) was born in New York City March 13, 1930, and attended Milton Academy, Harvard College (A.B.), and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (M.S.).   He served in the U.S. Army Infantry and rose to First Lieutenant.  He was a reporter for the Washington D.C. Star, then a Washington and foreign correspondent for TIME Magazine 1961-1975.   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 from cancer suddenly on September 3, 2013, Lansing 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. A memorial service was held at St. James Church attended by his devoted wife of 59 years, Ada Jung Lamont, four children, a brother and a sister; twelve grandchildren; and numerous colleagues and friends.  

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