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Walter Yust

Walter Yust
Born (1894-05-16)May 16, 1894
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died February 29, 1960(1960-02-29) (aged 65)
Evanston, Illinois
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Journalist, writer
Known for Editor-in-chief of the Encyclopædia Britannica from 1938 to 1960[1]

Walter M. Yust (May 16, 1894 – February 29, 1960) was an American journalist and writer. Yust was also the American editor-in-chief of the Encyclopædia Britannica from 1938 to 1960.[2] He was the father of filmmaker Larry Yust and Jane Yust Rivera.[3] A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Yust began his career as a writer for the Philadelphia Evening Ledger in 1917 and later worked for newspapers in New Orleans, Louisiana, and for other publications.[2] Yust became the literary editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger in 1926. Three years later, upon writing a review of the new 14th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, Yust came to the attention of its president, William Cox. The following year Yust began to work for the encyclopaedia and became its associate editor in 1932. He served as editor in chief from 1938 until his retirement in 1960.


  1. ^ Katz, Harvey (September 17, 1950). "Encyclopedia Info Should Begin at Home, Sen. Benton!". Sunday Herald. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Walter Yust." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2009. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. January 14, 2009.
  3. ^ "Larry Yust". Academic Film Archive of North America. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 


  • Yust, Walter, ed. (1949). Encyclopaedia britannica: a new survey of universal knowledge, Volume 9. Encyclopaedia Britannica.  
  • Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 9. Volume 9 of EncyclopÆdia Britannica: A New Survey of Universal Knowledge. Contributor Walter Yust. EncyclopÆdia Britannica. 1954. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 

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