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Jerry Jontry, American magazine executive. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member of Town Tennis, University (New York City).

Background

Jontry, Jerry was born on May 19, 1911 in Chenoa, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles F. and Minnie B. (Reid) Jontry.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1933.

Career

Vice president Howland & Howland (newspaper representatives), 1933-1936, Nixon Newspapers, Wabash, Indiana, 1936-1942. West coast manager Esquire, Inc., 1945-1954. Vice president, advertising director Esquire magazine, 1954-1964, senior vice president, advertising director, 1964-1970.

President Esquire Public Group, 1970-1975. Also director Esquire Inc. President The Jonson Group Incorporated, New York York City, since 1975.

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member of Town Tennis, University (New York City).

Connections

Married Mary McLaughlin, November 17, 1962. 1 son, Jonathan Charles.

father:
Charles F. Jontry

mother:
Minnie B. (Reid) Jontry

spouse:
Mary McLaughlin