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Richard Prentice Ettinger

Richard Prentice Ettinger, American publishing company executive.


  • Ettinger, Richard Prentice was born on September 27, 1922 in New York City. Son of Richard Prentice and Elsie (Davis) Ettinger.

  • Education

    • AB, Dartmouth College, 1944. Doctor of Letters, Whittier College, 1973.


    • Field representative college division Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1947-1950, Western division manager, 1951-1954, assistant to president, 1955, director, 1951-1958, 82-96. President Wadsworth Public Company, Belmont, California, 1957-1964, chairman, 1964-1977, Dickenson Public Company, Los Angeles, 1968-1977, Allyn & Bacon, Inc., Boston, 1980-1981, HDL Communications. Board trustees Educational Foundation American, Westport, Connecticut.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member board visitors University of California at Los Angeles Graduate School Management, 1975-1984, University of California at Los Angeles School Medicine, 1983-1989. Board directors University California Irvine Foundation, 1986-1991, The Earth Circle Foundation. Trustee Whittier (California) College, 1970-1976, National Fitness Foundation, 1986-1989.

    Member board overseers Dartmouth Medical School, 1976-1979. President Native American Preparatory School, 1988-1996, Ettinger Foundation, 1980-1996, President' Circuit, National Academy of Sciences, 1990-1996. Member Sons of the American Revolution, Belmont Chamber of Commerce (president 1969-1970), United States Yacht Racing Association, Stanford Sailing Association (trustee 1977-1981), Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Yacht Club.


    • Married Sharon Whitaker, May 1, 1971. Children: Deborah, Pamela, Heidi, Barbara, Wendy, Richard Prentice, Ronene, Jean, James, Christian, Leland, Matthew.
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    Born September 27, 1922
    Died April 26, 1996
    (aged 73)
    • 1944
      Dartmouth College
    • 1973
      Whittier College
    • 1947 - 1950
      Field representative college division Prentice-Hall
    • 1957 - 1964
      president, Wadsworth Public Company
      Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1968 - 1977
      president, Wadsworth Public Company
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      president, Wadsworth Public Company
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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