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Ranald Purcell Hobbs, American Publisher. Board Governors Friends of the Library. of Collier County. Member Dartmouth Club.

Background

Hobbs, Ranald Purcell was born on September 14, 1907 in Bartlett, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Don P. and Blanche (Stevens) Hobbs.

Education

AB, Dartmouth College, 1930.

Career

With, The Macmillan Company, 1935-1943; with, Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1943-1960; executive vice president, Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1955-1960; executive vice president, Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1960-1961; president, Hobbs International, Inc., 1962-1963; president, Hobbs, Dorman & Company, Inc., 1964-1973; president, Hobbs/Context Corporation, 1973-1977; president, Cowles Book Company, Inc., 1968-1969; vice president, treasurer, Moseley Associations Inc., 1971-1983. Member Darien (Connecticut) Board Education, 1948-1955, chairman, 1950-1952. Chairman college section American Textbook Publications Institute, 1954-1955, board directors, 1956-1959, secretary, 1957, treasurer, 1958.

Regional vice president United Student Aid Funds, Inc., 1973-1977.

Membership

Board Governors Friends of the Library. of Collier County. Member Dartmouth Club.

Connections

Married Vera Ingeborg Andren, June 27, 1936. Children: Ranald D., Linda A. Young.

father:
Don P. Hobbs

mother:
Blanche (Stevens) Hobbs

spouse:
Vera Ingeborg Andren

children:
Ranald D. Hobbs

Linda A. Young Hobbs