William Sloane (1906 – 1974)
William Milligan Sloane III was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1906. He was an editor at a number of distinguished houses, including Henry Holt & Company and Funk & Wagnall’s, before founding his own publisher, William Sloane Associates, Inc.He resigned from his own company in 1952 and from 1955 until his death, was the director of Rutgers University Press. He was also a playwright and author who wrote two novels of interest to the SF field: To Walk the Night and The Edge of Running Water. He died in New York in 1974.