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Joseph John Bonsignore

Joseph John Bonsignore, American publishing company executive. Recipient Joseph Henry medal, Smithsonian Institution, 1991.

Background

  • Bonsignore, Joseph John was born on December 9, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of James Joseph and Isabella (Johnson) Bonsignore.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1942. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1945.

    Career

    • Manager editorial production Time, Inc., Chicago, 1945-1969. General manager Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, 1969-1978, associate public, 1978-1981, public, 1981-1991. Public Air & Space magazine, Smithsonian Institute, 1985-1991 (Joseph Henry medal 1991).

      Consultant on formation new magazines.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Democratic precinct leader Rich Township, Illinois, 1949-1969. President Rich Township Democratic Club, 1965-1966. Program chairman Christian Family Movement, 1963-1968, president Chicago unit, 1960-1962.

    President Civil Rights Organization South Suburban Cook County, 1967-1968. Member Magazine Publications Association (board directors since 1984), Archeological Institute American (board directors since 1988), Pi Gamma Museum.

    Connections

    • Married Madelyn Anne Kleutsch September 27, 1945. Children: Mark, Judith, Jay, Andrea, Donna, Regina.
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    Born December 9, 1920
    • 1942
      Trinity College
    • 1945
      University Chicago
    • 1945 - 1969
      Manager, editorial production Time
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1969 - 1978
      general manager, Smithsonian Magazine
      Washington, United States
    • 1981 - 1991
      general manager, Smithsonian Magazine

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