Peter Schwed, chairman emeritus of the S&S editorial board, died at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan July 31. He was 92.

Schwed began his publishing career at the age of 34 after rising to vice-president of the Provident Loan Society of New York, a pawnbroker association. He joined S&S in 1945 in subrights before becoming an editor. He worked with such authors as P.G. Wodehouse and Irving Wallace. An avid tennis player, he also specialized in editing books on sports (his authors included Jack Nicklaus, Rod Laver, Roger Angell and Ted Williams), particularly tennis. Schwed also wrote nine books, contributed to a number of sports books, and his How to Talk Tennis remains in print today. He rose to executive editor and vice-president in 1957 and was later named publisher of the trade books division at S&S. He retired as chairman of the editorial board in 1984.