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Samuel Agnew Schreiner, Jr. is an American writer.

Born June 6, 1921, in Mt. Lebanon, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Princeton University in 1942. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Office of Strategic Services as a cryptographer from 1942-45. He served in China-Burma-India theater and became first lieutenant, receiving both a Bronze Star and Presidential unit citation.

He began his career as a reporter for the McKeesport Daily News and the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph from 1946-51. At Parade in New York he was a writer and assistant managing editor from 1951-55. He then moved to Reader's Digest where he served as an editor from 1955-1974. In 1974 he devoted himself full-time to writing.
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