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Publishing company executive

Richard Prentice Ettinger, American publishing company executive.


Ettinger, Richard Prentice was born on September 27, 1922 in New York City. Son of Richard Prentice and Elsie (Davis) Ettinger.


AB, Dartmouth College, 1944. Doctor of Letters, Whittier College, 1973.


Field representative college division, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1947-1950;Western division manager, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1951-1954;assistant to president, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1955;director, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1951-1958, 82-96;president, Wadsworth Public Company, Belmont, California, 1957-1964;chairman, Wadsworth Public Company, 1964-1977;chairman, Dickenson Public Company, Los Angeles, 1968-1977;chairman, Allyn & Bacon, Inc., Boston, 1980-1981;chairman, HDL Communications. Board of trustees Ednl. Foundation American, Westport, Connecticut.


Member board visitors University of California at Los Angeles Graduate School Management, 1975-1984, University of California at Los Angeles School Medicine, 1983-1989. Board directors University California Irvine Foundation, 1986-1991, The Earth Circle Foundation. Trustee Whittier (California) College, 1970-1976, National Fitness Foundation, 1986-1989.

Member board overseers Dartmouth Medical School, 1976-1979. President Native American Preparatory School, 1988-1996, Ettinger Foundation, 1980-1996, President' Circuit, National Academy of Sciences, 1990-1996. Member Sons of the American Revolution, Belmont Chamber of Commerce (president 1969-1970), United States Yacht Racing Association, Stanford Sailing Association (trustee 1977-1981), Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Yacht Club.


Married Sharon Whitaker, May 1, 1971. Children: Deborah, Pamela, Heidi, Barbara, Wendy, Richard Prentice, Ronene, Jean, James, Christian, Leland, Matthew.

Richard Prentice Ettinger

Elsie (Davis) Ettinger

Sharon Whitaker

Deborah Ettinger

Pamela Ettinger

Heidi Ettinger

Barbara Ettinger

Wendy Ettinger

Richard Prentice Ettinger

Ronene Ettinger

Jean Ettinger

James Ettinger

Christian Ettinger

Leland Ettinger

Matthew Ettinger