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John HUGHES, American publisher. Board Association of American Publishers; Publishers Hall of Fame 1989. Leisure interest: golf.


Hughes, John Lawrence was born on March 13, 1925 in New York City. Son of John Chambers and Margaret (Kelly) Hughes.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1948.


Reporter, Nassau Review Star, Rockville Center, Long Island, 1949;assistant senior editor, Pocket Books Inc., New York City, 1949-1959;vice president, Washington Square Press, 1958;vice president, William Morrow & Company Inc., New York City, 1960-1965;president, chief Executive officer, William Morrow & Company Inc., New York City, 1965-1985;also board directors, William Morrow & Company Inc., New York Citypresident, chief Executive officer, Hearst Trade Book Group, 1985-1988;chairman, chief Executive officer, Hearst Trade Book Group, 1988-1990;editor at large, group advisor, Hearst Trade Book Group, since 1990.


Former trustee Unquowa School, Fairfield, Connecticut, Pequot Library, Southport, Connecticut, N. Country School, Lake Placid, New York, St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire. Member United States Helsinki Watch Committee. Former member advisory board Station W National Educational Television, Public television, New York City.

Trustee Fund for Free Expression, New York City. Board governors Yale University Press, New Haven. Board directors National Book Foundation Incorporated, New York York City, chairman, 1987-1988.

Director Association American Publications, New York City, 1988-1990, chairman 1988-1990. Trustee Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City. Board directors Library.

American, Academy American Poets. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943-1945, 51.


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Married Rose Marie Pitman, November 27, 1947. Children: Alexandra, Timothy, Christopher, Ian.

John Chambers Hughes

Margaret (Kelly) Hughes

Rose Marie Pitman

Alexandra Hughes

Timothy Hughes

Christopher Hughes

Ian Hughes