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Not to be confused with John Turner Sargent Sr., President and CEO of Doubleday and Company from 1963 to 1978.
John Turner Sargent at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

John Turner Sargent Jr. (born c. 1956) is an American book publisher; he is CEO of Macmillan Publishers USA, the American operations of Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

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Early life and educationEdit

John Turner Sargent Jr. was born in New York City to Neltje Doubleday and John Turner Sargent Sr. He has a sister Ellen.[1] His mother's paternal grandfather Frank Nelson Doubleday was the founder of Doubleday and Company[1] and her grandmother published several books.

As his father worked in publishing and served as President and CEO of Doubleday and Company from 1963 to 1978, Sargent Jr. was influenced by the family business. After his parents' divorce in 1965, Sargent Jr. and his sister divided their time between Wyoming with their mother and New York with their father. A graduate of Stanford University, Sargent Jr. earned an M.B.A. at Columbia University.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

By 1985 he was working as a business associate in the publishing division of Doubleday & Company.[1] Through his career, he worked in many aspects of the publishing business. Sargent Jr. is the CEO of Macmillan Publishers USA, the American operations of Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.[citation needed]

CommunityEdit

Sargent is a longtime member of the Board of Directors of Graham Windham, a non-profit group providing aid to children and families in New York City since 1806.[2] It is the oldest non-sectarian childcare agency in the United States.[3] He is a former Chairman of the Board.[4]

MarriageEdit

On September 21, 1985, Sargent married Constance Lane Murray. They met as graduate business students at Columbia University.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Miss Murray to Marry John Sargent Jr.", The New York Times, March 17, 1985
  2. ^ "Board Management", Graham Windham Official Website, accessed 14 April 2012
  3. ^ "History", Graham Windham Official Website, accessed 14 April 2012
  4. ^ Graham Windham official website