Jovanovich, William

Jovanovich, William (Iliya)

(1920–  ) publisher; born in Louisville, Colo. Starting as a salesman for Harcourt, Brace & Company in 1947, he rose to president by 1955 and firmly guided its transition to the large, publicly held conglomerate, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
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