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William Jovanovich, American publisher. Named Life Fellow Morgan Library., New York City; William Jovanovich lecturers in public affairs named in his honor, Colorado College, 1976. Regent State of New York, 1974-1977.

Background

Jovanovich, William was born on February 6, 1920 in Louisville, Colorado, United States. Son of Iliya M. and Hedviga (Garbatz) Jovanovich.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Colorado, 1941. Graduate study, Harvard, 1942. Graduate study, Columbia, 1947.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Colorado College, 1966. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Colorado, 1971. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Adelphi College, 1971.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Middlebury College, 1971. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Ohio State University, 1971. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Alaska, 1971.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Grinnell College, 1984. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Nebraska, 1987.

Career

With, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. (formerly Harcourt, Brace & Company), New York City, from 1947; associate editor, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. (formerly Harcourt, Brace & Company), New York City, 1947-1953; vice-president, director, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

(formerly Harcourt, Brace & Company), New York City, 1953-1954; president, chief Executive officer, director, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. (formerly Harcourt, Brace & Company), New York City, 1955-1970; chairman, chief Executive officer, director, Harcourt Brace Company, Orlando, Florida and New York City, 1970-1988; president, chief Executive officer, director, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. (formerly Harcourt, Brace Company), San Diego and Orlando, 1976-1988; former chairman, director, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

(formerly Harcourt, Brace Company), San Diego and Orlando, from 1989. Regent professor University of California-Berkeley, 1967. Lecturer Adelphi U., 1973.

Membership

Regent State of New York, 1974-1977.

Connections

Married Martha Evelyn Davis, August 21, 1943.

father:
Iliya M. Jovanovich

mother:
Hedviga (Garbatz) Jovanovich

spouse:
Martha Evelyn Davis