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Joseph Howard Hennage

Joseph Howard Hennage, American publishing executive, printing company executive. Recipient Distinguished Service award, Boys' Club Washington, 1951, Alumni award Boys', 1959, Freedom Foundation award, 1969, British Federation Master Printers citation, 1971, Bronze medal, Boys' Club American, 1976, Colonial Williamsburg Churchill Bell award, 1994; named Graphic Arts Man of Year, 1971.


  • Hennage, Joseph Howard was born on January 2, 1921 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Joseph Howard and Helen (Cook) Hennage.

  • Career

    • Founder, president Hennage Creative Printers, Washington, since 1945. President Jonage Investment Corporation, 1958—1988, Highland House Publications, Inc., Washington, since 1969. Member advisory board American Security and Trust Company, Washington, 1969—1991.

      Chairman joint government-industry advisory board Government Printing Office, 1972—1978. Board directors emeritus United Insurance Company Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, 1975—1985, Gadsby's Tavern. Member fine arts committee United States Department State.

      With United States Naval Reserve, 1945, 1942.


    Board directors Washington Board Trade, 1970-1976, Potomacland Ambassador, 1970. Member business advisory board George Washington University, 1967-1975. Chairman Americanan committee National Archives, 1972-1977, Printing Management Education Trust Fund, 1972-1990.

    Member advisory board American Freedom Train, 1975-1977. Trustee Baltimore Museum Art. Trustee chairman acquisitions committee Supreme Court History Society.

    Fellow Virginia Museum Fine Arts, National Council, Williamsburg Foundation. Member president's house restoration committee College of William and Mary. Chairman board trustee Carlyle House Foundation, 1978-1987, past president.

    Board directors Boys' Club Washington, 1949-1979, Bruton Parish Episcopalian Church, 1966-1970. Past president, trustee The Trust for Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. Member Master Printers American (president 1967-1969, Man of Year 1969), Printing Industries American (board directors 1964-1976, executive committee 1966-1976, chairman board 1969-1970, vice president public relations 1970-1977, Distinguished Service award 1972), Printing Industry Washington (president 1964-1965, board directors 1960-1974, Distinguished service award 1969), Creative Printers American (president 1963-1964), Master Printers Washington (president 1960-1961), Metropolitan Washington Board Trade (board directors-at-large 1972, 78), Raleigh Tavern Society of Colonel Williambsburg Foundation, Ash Khan Society (King Khan 1984-1986), The Circle of the National Gallery of Art, The Henry Francis duPont Collectors' Circle, City Tavern of Georgetown (Washington), Columbia Country Club (Chevy Chase, Maryland), Farmington Country Club (Charlottesville, Virginia), Metropolitan Club New York City, Golden Horseshoe Club (Williamsburg), Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Everglades Club (Palm Beach), Optimist Club (governor 1957-1958, Distinguished Governor award 1958).


    • Married June Elizabeth Stedman, September 29, 1947.
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    • 1958 - 1988
      president, Jonage Investment Corporation
    • 1969
      president, Jonage Investment Corporation
      Washington, United States