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publishing executive

Patricia Garside Elisar, American publishing executive. Recipient commendation Athens City Council, 1974.


Elisar, Patricia Garside was born on January 10, 1934 in Albany, Georgia, United States. Daughter of George Lyons and Anne Lillian (Miller) Garside.


Bachelor, Ohio University, Athens, 1978.


Secretary,, Argus Camera Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1954-1956;secretary, research assistant, University of Pennsylvania, 1956-1960;administrative assistant chemistry, Yale University, 1960-1966;sales and business manager, then assistant director, Ohio U., Athens, 1966-1973;director, Ohio U., 1973-1986;director North America distribution, Ohio U. Press/Swallow Press, 1979-1986;director North America distribution, U. Singapore Press, Gadja Mada U. Press, Indonesia, 1979-1986;member, University Library Advisory Committee, from 1980;board directors, Friends of Ohio U. Library, 1980;president, Friends of Ohio U. Library, 1981;coodinator special projects, Ohio U. Relations Office, 1986-1989;assistant vice president university relations, Ohio U. Relations Office, 1989. Director Ravan Press, Johanessburg, South Africa. Secretary Civitan, Athens.


Member Mayor of Athens Advisory Committee Waste Reclamation, from 1974. Board directors, treasurer Ohio Valley Summer Theatre, since 1988. Tutor American Literacy Council, since 1986.

Member League Women Voters (editor local newsletter 1966-1967, chairman local environmental committee 1967-1969), Athens Chamber of Commerce (public affairs committee 1989), Phi Theta Alpha.


Married Rene Elisar, 1978 (deceased 1981). Children: Matthew Raymond Fitch, Katherine, Scott Elisar.

George Lyons Garside

Anne Lillian (Miller) Garside

Rene Elisar

Matthew Raymond Fitch Elisar

Katherine Elisar

Scott Elisar