John Turner Sargent

John Turner Sargent

John Turner Sargent, Sr. is the former president and CEO of the Doubleday and Company publishing house from 1961 to 1978.

Sargent, Sr. is the son of Charles S. Sargent (a partner in Hornblower & Weeks, a securities concern in New York), and a graduate of St. Mark's School and attended Harvard College. On or around May 17, 1953, [ [ "h*ELT [?] DOUBLEDAY; Late Publisher's Daughter Is Bride of John T. Sargent in Christ Episcopal Church"] , "The New York Times", p. 91, May 17, 1953] he married Neltje Doubleday (granddaughter of the late Frank N. Doubleday, who founded the company in 1897), who he divorced sometime before December 21, 1985, when he married Elizabeth Nichols Kelly. He is also a trustee of the New York Public Library, the New York Zoological Society and the American Academy in Rome. [ [ "John T. Sargent Weds Elizabeth Kelly"] , "The New York Times", December 22, 1985]

Also in 1985, around September 17, he became chairman of the executive committee at Doubleday, succeeded by Nelson Doubleday, Jr.. [ [ "New Doubleday President"] , "The New York Times", September 17, 1985]

In 2006, the "John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize" literary prize was established in his honor by "The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction" in New York. [ [ The Mercantile Library • The John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize ] ]

John Turner Sargent, Jr., his son, is a graduate of Stanford University, was a business associate in the publishing division of Doubleday & Company, and married Constance Lane Murray September 21, 1985.

Sargent Jr. is the current CEO of Macmillan Publishers, the American operations of Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and a longtime member of the Graham Windham Board of Directors and former Chairman of the Board. [ [ "2005 Gala - Bright Lights, Big City: Graham Windham Hosts Literacy at the Lighthouse"] , "Graham Windham Newsletter", vol. xxxi issue no. 3, Summer 2005 ( [ Google cached HTML version] )] [ [ Board & Management] , Graham Windham website]


* [ "Book View - People", "Duly Noted"] , "Publishing Trends", April 2006
* [ "Miss Murray to Marry John Sargent Jr."] , "The New York Times", March 17, 1985

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