Jack Knowles

Profile Updated: July 18, 2016
Class Year: 1962
Residing In: Darnestown, MD USA
Spouse/Partner: Linda
Occupation: Retired Publisher
Children: Scott, born 1975
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I left PHS at the end of my sophomore year when my family moved to Charlottesville, VA. I went to a county (rural) high school where most of the students were farmers and country folks and only one person in my graduating class had a last name ending in a vowel. Yep, this was a huge change. Academics were a lot less demanding and I played football and basketball.

I attended college at William & Mary where I majored in History and was intermittently on the football team.

After graduation I went to work for Congressional Quarterly in D.C. and began a forty year career in publishing. While in D.C. I met my wife Linda, a school teacher from western Pa., and we married in 1970.

Our son, Scott, was born in 1975 and now works in internet business development and lives near us. He is a graduate of Ithaca College.

I worked for Harcourt Brace Jovonovich in Manhattan from 1969 to 1973 when we moved back to the DC area (Montgomery County Maryland) and began working for the Dutch publisher, Wolters-Kluwer. I was transferred back to Manhattan in 1987 and was fortunate to be around for the our 25th class reunion.

I joined Thomson-Reuters in 1991 and spent 2 years at their Lawyers Cooperative Publishing subsidiary in Rochester, NY

That move didn't work out so we moved back to Maryland where I worked as an independent consultant for a number of years. During that period I did a significant amount of work for Simon & Schuster and their Prentice-Hall subsidiary in Paramus. I ended my career by spending nine years as the Publisher at Management Concepts.

Since retiring in 2006, Linda and I has taken over 25 international trips. We also spend as much time as possible spoiling our granddaughter.

I would love to hear from my old (in more ways than one) Paramus friends. It would be fun to share memories.

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