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John Richard Fitch

John Richard Fitch, American newspaper executive. Former member advisory board El Centro Community Hospital; charter president Regional Economic Development Corporation, El Centro. With United States Air Force, 1956-1960. Member El Centro Chamber of Commerce (past president, board directors), Kiwanis (past president and lieutenant governor, board directors).

Background

  • Fitch, John Richard was born on June 1, 1938 in Newark. Son of John Clyde and Mildred Josephine (Nethers) Fitch.

  • Education

    • Student, Baylor University, 1959. Student, Imperial Valley College, 1962.

    Career

    • Newspaper advertising salesperson Associated Desert News, El Centro, California, 1960-1964, advertising manager, 1964-1965, business manager, 1965-1966, general manager, 1966-1969, public, since 1969, president, editor, since 1978. Past chairman government affairs California Newspaper Publications, Sacramento, 1982-1989, board directors, former member executive committee.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Former member advisory board El Centro Community Hospital. Charter president Regional Economic Development Corporation, El Centro. With United States Air Force, 1956-1960.

    Member El Centro Chamber of Commerce (past president, board directors), Kiwanis (past president and lieutenant governor, board directors).

    Connections

    • Married Peggy Spencer, April 17, 1959 (divorced January 1983). Children: Joanne, Troy, Victoria, Valerie. Married Carol Critchlow, March 24, 1984 (divorced January 1990).

      1 child, Megan Nicole. Married Linda May Stephens, June 17, 1990.
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    Born June 1, 1938
    • 1959
      Baylor University
    • 1962
      Imperial Valley College
    • 1960 - 1964
      Newspaper advertising salesperson Associate, d Desert News
      El Centro, California, United States
    • 1969
      Newspaper advertising salesperson Associate, d Desert News