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GQ Editor to Resign After 20 Years

February 25, 2003

NEW YORK (AP) _ Art Cooper, editor-in-chief of GQ for nearly 20 years, will retire in June, said S.I. Newhouse Jr., chairman of GQ publisher Conde Nast Publications.

``Art is one of the very rare breed of magazine editors who have created a sensibility and revived a tradition at the same time,″ Newhouse said Monday. ``His GQ became the gold standard for elegance in men’s taste.″

Cooper was named to the position in August 1983. During his tenure, GQ was nominated for National Magazine Awards 27 times and won three.

Last month Cooper was inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame.

Cooper served from 1978 to 1983 as editor of Family Weekly and at Penthouse from 1976 to 1978. He had been an editor and cultural critic at Newsweek and a correspondent at Time.

He began his career in 1964 with the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot, now The Patriot-News, as a political reporter.

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