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Ranald Purcell Hobbs

Ranald Purcell Hobbs, American publisher. Board governors Friends of the Library. of Collier County. Member Dartmouth Club.

Background

  • Hobbs, Ranald Purcell was born on September 14, 1907 in Bartlett, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Don P. and Blanche (Stevens) Hobbs.

  • Education

    • AB, Dartmouth College, 1930.

    Career

    • With The Macmillan Company, 1935-1943, Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1943-1960, executive vice president, 1955-1960, Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1960-1961. President Hobbs International, Inc., 1962-1963, Hobbs, Dorman & Company, Inc., 1964-1973, Hobbs/Context Corporation, 1973-1977, Cowles Book Company, Inc., 1968-1969. Vice president, treasurer Moseley Associates Inc., 1971-1983.

      Member Darien (Connecticut) Board Education, 1948-1955, chairman, 1950-1952. Chairman college section American Textbook Publications Institute, 1954-1955, board directors, 1956-1959, secretary, 1957, treasurer, 1958. Regional vice president United Student Aid Funds, Inc., 1973-1977.

    Membership

    Board governors Friends of the Library. of Collier County. Member Dartmouth Club.

    Connections

    • Married Vera Ingeborg Andren, June 27, 1936. Children: Ranald D., Linda A. Young.
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    Born September 14, 1907
    Died January 28, 1996
    (aged 88)
    • 1930
      Dartmouth College
    • 1935 - 1943
      With The Macmillan Company
    • 1943 - 1960
      With The Macmillan Company
    • 1960 - 1961
      With The Macmillan Company
    • 1962 - 1963
      president, Hobbs International
    • 1964 - 1973
      president, Hobbs International
      Hobbs, New Mexico, United States
    • 1968 - 1969
      president, Hobbs International
    • 1971 - 1983
      vice president, Moseley Associates Incorporated
    • 1971 - 1983
      treasurer, Moseley Associates Incorporated
    • 1973 - 1977
      president, Hobbs International
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