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Joseph John Fitzsimmons

Joseph John Fitzsimmons, American publishing executive.


  • Fitzsimmons, Joseph John was born on November 10, 1934 in Newark. Son of Joseph A. and Frances E. (Baume) Fitzsimmons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Engineering, Cornell University, 1957.


    • With Xerox Corporation, Rochester, New York, 1957-1965. Vice president, general manager Xerox University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974-1975. President University Microfilms International, since 1976, president, chief executive officer, 1987-1994.

      Vice president Bell and Howell Company, since 1987. Chairman University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, 1994-1995, retired, 1995. President, Chief Executive Officer Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, 1999—2001.

      Board directors National City Bank Michigan/Illinois, Bartech Inc., Nematron Corporation.


    General campaign chairman Wastenaw United Way, 1977-1978. Member development committee St. Joseph's Hospital. President Ann Arbor Hands-On-Museum, 1980.

    Member advisory board for entrepreneurship Eastern Michigan Center University, since 1986. Advisory board University Pittsburgh School Library and Information Science. Board directors Library.

    Michigan Foundation, 1992, co-chair Capital Campaign, since 1995. Trustee Dawn Farm, 1995, Siena Heights University, 1997. Republican candidate United States Congress Michigan, 1996.

    Member American Library Association, Information Industry Association (board directors 1985, chairman marketing committee 1986, chairman long range planning committee 1987, chairman board elect 1988, chairman 1989), The White House Conference on Libraries and Information Science (vice chairman 1991).


    • Children from previous marriage: Joseph John, Michael, Patricia, Susan, Thomas. Married Beth Berglund Duston, November 30, 1996.
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    Born November 10, 1934
    • 1957
      Cornell University
    • 1957 - 1965
      With Xerox Corporation
      Rochester, New York, United States
    • 1974 - 1975
      vice president, Xerox University Microfilms
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1974 - 1975
      general manager, Xerox University Microfilms
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1987
      vice president, Bell and Howell Company
    • 1994 - 1995
      chairman, University Microfilms International
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1999 - 2001
      president, Nonprofit Enterprise at Work
    • 1999 - 2001
      Chief Executive Officer, Nonprofit Enterprise at Work
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