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John Richard Fitch

newspaper executive

John Richard Fitch, American newspaper executive. Former member advisory board El Centro Community Hospital; charter president Regional Economic Development Corporation, El Centro. With United States Air Force, 1956-1960. Member El Centro Chamber of Commerce (past president, board directors), Kiwanis (past president and lieutenant governor, board directors).

Background

Fitch, John Richard was born on June 1, 1938 in Newark. Son of John Clyde and Mildred Josephine (Nethers) Fitch.

Education

Student, Baylor University, 1959. Student, Imperial Valley College, 1962.

Career

Newspaper advertising salesperson Associated Desert News, El Centro, California, 1960-1964, advertising manager, 1964-1965, business manager, 1965-1966, general manager, 1966-1969, public, since 1969, president, editor, since 1978. Past chairman government affairs California Newspaper Publications, Sacramento, 1982-1989, board directors, former member executive committee.

Membership

Former member advisory board El Centro Community Hospital. Charter president Regional Economic Development Corporation, El Centro. With United States Air Force, 1956-1960.

Member El Centro Chamber of Commerce (past president, board directors), Kiwanis (past president and lieutenant governor, board directors).

Connections

Married Peggy Spencer, April 17, 1959 (divorced January 1983). Children: Joanne, Troy, Victoria, Valerie. Married Carol Critchlow, March 24, 1984 (divorced January 1990).

1 child, Megan Nicole. Married Linda May Stephens, June 17, 1990.