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Kenneth Thurston Hurst, American publisher. Recipient Presidential E award and E Star, Public Hall of Fame.


Hurst, Kenneth Thurston was born on April 3, 1923 in London. Son of Ralph Thurston and Karen (Tottrup) Hurst. came to the United States, 1947, naturalized, 1953.


Student private schools.


Account executive, Hutzler Advertising Agency, Dayton, Ohio., 1948-1953;advertising and promotion manager, McGraw-Hill Book Company. New York City, 1953-1958;advertising and publicity manager, Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York City, 1958-1961;general manager, Prentice-Hall of India Private Ltd., New Delhi, 1961-1963;vice president, general manager, Prentice-Hall International, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1963-1970;executive vice president, Prentice-Hall International, Inc., 1970;now president, Prentice-Hall International, Inc. Director International Book Distributor, Ltd., Prentice-Hall S.E. Asia Ltd., Prentice-Hall India Ltd.

State Department adviser to Brazil and Burma. Adviser Agency for International Development Mission to Turkey, 1964, Morocco, 1965. Consultant United States Information Agency, U. North Carolina, U. Scranton, State University of New York, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Faculty Folio magazine.

Lecturer State Department Program Bureau, New York University, Rockland Community College, U. Scranton, Drew U., Wagner College, Lake Forest (Illinois) College, Olivet (Michigan) College, Rosemont College, Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, Ohio, Corning College, New York, U. Center Florida, University of Southern Florida, Edison Community College, Pepperdine College, California, Chestnut Hill (Pennsylvania) College, Spearfish College, South Dakot, Rockpoint Colony, Cornell Univercity, Stanford University, Russell Sage College, Florida State University. Faculty annual publications seminar. Co-chairman International Sports Awards, 1982, Public Hall of Fame, 1984.

Member policy board Center for the Book. Chairman Books Across the Sea.



Member Spiritual Advisory Council, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Center. Member committee to balance budget Center Applied Research in Education, International Institute Integral Sciences. Trustee Valley Cottage Free Library.

Chairman, member national executive council Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship. Chairman New York Easter Seal doctor, 1983, Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation. Board directors Center for Positive Living.

President, board directors Collier County Friends of Library. Association; member Lee County Library. Advisory Board; vice president Las Vistas Association With Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy, 1942-1947.

Member Asia Society, St. John's Old Boys' Association, Association American Publications (chairman international division, chairman delegate to India 1979, 84, to Thailand 1981), American Management Association, Institute Business Planning, Mensa, Academy Religion (trustee), Institute Near-Death Studies (board directors), Circumnavigators Club, Forum Club (board directors), England Speaking Union (board directors), International Club Florida, Overseas Press Club, Florida Council Humanities, Neapolitan Club, Boston Athletic Club, Publishers Club, Englewood Club (governor), Rotary (board directors).


Married Joan Gee December 10, 1994. Children: Lincoln, Brian, Maria Therese.

Ralph Thurston Hurst

Karen (Tottrup) Hurst

Joan Gee December 10

Lincoln Hurst

Brian Hurst

Maria Therese Hurst