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Joseph John Fitzsimmons

publishing executive

Joseph John Fitzsimmons, American publishing executive.


Fitzsimmons, Joseph John was born on November 10, 1934 in Newark. Son of Joseph A. and Frances E. (Baume) Fitzsimmons.


Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Engineering, Cornell University, 1957.


With, Xerox Corporation, Rochester, New York, 1957-1965;vice president, general manager, Xerox University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974-1975;president, University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, since 1976;president, chief Executive officer, University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, 1987-1994;vice president, Bell and Howell Company, since 1987;chairman, University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, 1994-1995;retired, University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, 1995;president, Chief Executive Officer, Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, 1999. Board directors National City Bank Michigan/Illinois, Bartech Inc., Nematron Corporation.


General campaign chairman Wastenaw United Way, 1977-1978. Member development committee St. Joseph's Hospital. President Ann Arbor Hands-On-Museum, 1980.

Member advisory board for entrepreneurship Eastern Michigan Center University, since 1986. Advisory board University Pittsburgh School Library and Information Science. Board directors Library.

Michigan Foundation, 1992, co-chair Capital Campaign, since 1995. Trustee Dawn Farm, 1995, Siena Heights University, 1997. Republican candidate United States Congress Michigan, 1996.

Member American Library Association, Information Industry Association (board directors 1985, chairman marketing committee 1986, chairman long range planning committee 1987, chairman board elect 1988, chairman 1989), The White House Conference on Libraries and Information Science (vice chairman 1991).


Children from previous marriage: Joseph John, Michael, Patricia, Susan, Thomas. Married Beth Berglund Duston, November 30, 1996.

Joseph A. Fitzsimmons

Frances E. (Baume) Fitzsimmons

Beth Berglund Duston