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Ronald Mansbridge; started US branch of Cambridge Press

WESTON, Conn. -- Ronald Mansbridge, a publisher who started the first American branch of Cambridge University Press, has died. He was 100.

Mr. Mansbridge's family has confirmed that he died at his Connecticut home on Sept. 1.

Mr. Mansbridge began his association with the press in the early 1930s, when he joined the New York office of Macmillan, an agent for Cambridge University Press in the United States. In 1949, he established the American branch, which he supervised until his retirement in 1970.

While Mr. Mansbridge was running Cambridge Press, it expanded its paperback publishing program and published the New English Bible, a modern translation issued jointly with Oxford University Press in the 1960s.

Mr. Mansbridge leaves two children from his first marriage and two stepdaughters.

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