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Joseph John Bonsignore Edit Profile

publishing company executive

Joseph John Bonsignore, American publishing company executive. Recipient Joseph Henry medal, Smithsonian Institution, 1991.


Bonsignore, Joseph John was born on December 9, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of James Joseph and Isabella (Johnson) Bonsignore.


Bachelor, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1942;Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1945.


Manager editorial production, Time, Inc., Chicago, 1945-1969;general manager, Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, 1969-1978;associate public, Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, 1978-1981;public, Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, 1981-1991. Public Air & Space magazine, Smithsonian Institute, 1985-1991 (Joseph Henry medal1991). Consultant on formation new magazines.


Democratic precinct leader Rich Township, Illinois, 1949-1969. President Rich Township Democratic Club, 1965-1966. Program chairman Christian Family Movement, 1963-1968, president Chicago unit, 1960-1962.

President Civil Rights Organization South Suburban Cook County, 1967-1968. Member Magazine Publications Association (board directors since 1984), Archeological Institute American (board directors since 1988), Pi Gamma Museum.


Married Madelyn Anne Kleutsch September 27, 1945. Children: Mark, Judith, Jay, Andrea, Donna, Regina.

James Joseph Bonsignore

Isabella (Johnson) Bonsignore

Madelyn Anne Kleutsch September 27

Mark Bonsignore

Judith Bonsignore

Jay Bonsignore

Andrea Bonsignore

Donna Bonsignore

Regina Bonsignore