Robert L. Reynolds joined the staff of American Heritage in 1958, starting as an Assistant Editor and by 1963 he was named Managing Editor. In 1970 he was hired by Reader's Digest in Pleasantville, NY, working primarily in their condensed book division.
Mr. Reynolds was born on February 12, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1949, first majoring in Engineering and later switching to English. He started his career working for Today Magazine in Chicago and later for Jubilee, a Catholic themed magazine based in New York City. He died in 1981 after a long illness. He was 57 years old and had lived in Ossining, N.Y.