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Publishing executive

John Francis Sterling, American publishing executive. Recipient Clinton A. Reed award, Business Teachers Association New York State, 1975, Friend of Business Education Citation award, Business Education Association Metropolitan New York, 1977.


Sterling, John Francis was born on November 1, 1920 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Frank Bertram and Oliette Catherine (DeNeve) Sterling.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Buffalo, 1942. Master of Education, New York University, 1952. Doctor of Laws (honorary), New Hampshire College, 1979.


Veterans counselor University Buffalo, 1946. Teacher business education Perry High School, New York, 1946—1947. Instructor economics and accounting Quinnipiac College, New Haven, 1947—1949, director placement, 1949.

Publications representative South Western Public Company, New York, 1949—1960, assistant Eastern district manager, 1960—1962, Eastern district manager, 1963—1967. Regional vice president Pelham Manor, New York, from 1967. Visiting lecturer schools and colleges.

Frequent commencement speaker. Curriculum consultant schools and colleges. Member advisory board Westchester Business Institute, White Plains, New York.

Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations.


Member of Association Educational Salesmen New York State (president 1962), Administrative Management Society (director 1982-1986), New York State Professional Bookmen's Association (president 1961), National Business Education Association, American Vocational Association, Business Education Research America (honorary Certified of Appreciation 1986), Business Teachers Association New York State (life), Delta Pi Epsilon (Leadership award, New York University 1986).


Married Carolyn Virginia Evans, September 4, 1943. Children: John Francis, Scott Evans, Alan DeNeve.

Frank Bertram Sterling

Oliette Catherine (DeNeve) Sterling

Carolyn Virginia Evans

John Francis Sterling

Scott Evans Sterling

Alan DeNeve Sterling