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Robert Louis Edgell

Robert Louis Edgell, American publishing executive. Board directors Cleveland Ballet; trustee Cleveland Clinic; Member Association Business Publications (past chairman, member public's advisory committee), Manufacturers Association.

Background

  • Edgell, Robert Louis was born on August 2, 1922 in Port Huron, Michigan, United States. Son of Carl Robert and Faye Alberta (Neikirk) Edgell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, 1944.

    Career

    • With Young American Public, New York City, 1946-1948. Founder, principal Robert Edgell & Associates (merged with Davidson Public Company, 1951-1962), 1948-1951. Executive vice president Ojibway Press, Inc.

      (after merger with Davidson Public Company), 1962-1968. Various positions Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (after merger with Ojibway Press, Inc.), 1968-1976. President Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publications, 1977, chairman, 1977-1987, senior vice president business publications and broadcasting group, 1977-1978, executive vice president, president and head general books, magazines and broadcasting group, 1978-1987, also board directors.

      Vice-chairman Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1985-1987. Chairman Edgell Communications, Inc., Cleveland, 1987-1990, consultant, 1990. Trustee The Advertising Council.

      Two term chairman American Business Press.

    Membership

    Board directors Cleveland Ballet. Trustee Cleveland Clinic. Member Association Business Publications (past chairman, member public's advisory committee), Manufacturers Association.

    Connections

    • Married Yvonne de Clairmont Richardson, November 10, 1981. Children: Robin, Douglas, Sarah, Deborah, Jane.
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    Died January 1, 1991
    (aged 68)
    • 1944
      Michigan State University
    • 1946 - 1948
      With Young American Public
    • 1948 - 1951
      founder
    • 1962 - 1968
      executive, vice president Ojibway Press
    • 1968 - 1976
      various positions Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (after merger with Ojibway Press
    • 1985 - 1987
      vice-chairman Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
    • 1987 - 1990
      chairman, Edgell Communications
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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