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1953 Horatio Alger Award Winner

Walter D. Fuller*

Chairman of the Board and President
Curtis Publishing Company

"Look for the good in others-it's always there."

Coming from a family of modest means, Walter Fuller sold newspapers and worked in cotton mills and the offices of civil engineers while attending high school. Unable to attend college, he took a correspondence course in engineering while working at a bank for $4 a week. Later, he went to work in the circulation department of a publishing company, earning $15 weekly. He went on to do circulation work at Curtis Publishing Company, which published the Saturday Evening Post and The Ladies Home Journal in addition to other magazines and newspapers. Fuller worked his way up the ladder and eventually served as president and chairman of the board.

* Deceased