Frank M. Herbert, Jr.: 1921-1968

His family, his friends, his associates at the ATLANTIC and the Atlantic Monthly Press, and the publishing world suffered a cruel and untimely loss when, on May 16, Frank Herbert died after a brief illness.

A New York City native and a magna cum laude graduate of Noire Dame, he joined the ATLANTIC shortly after his World War II service in the Navy and became Circulation Manager in 1948. For years he was groomed for the responsibilities of Publisher, a job he assumed in 1965 with a characteristic mixture of decisiveness and gracefulness. A man of warm directness and honesty, he respected the reader more than the dollar, the principle more than the principal. He leapt with enthusiasm to ideas for improving the quality of the magazine, for increasing the rewards of those who write for it and the satisfactions of those who read it.

We at the ATLANTIC owe his memory much, arid we will long miss him.