John Turner Sargent
- Not to be confused with John Turner Sargent, Sr., President and CEO of Doubleday and Company from 1963 to 1978.
Early life and education
John Turner Sargent, Jr. was born in New York City to Neltje Doubleday and John Turner Sargent, Sr. He has a sister Ellen. His mother's paternal grandfather Frank Nelson Doubleday was the founder of Doubleday and Company 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.
By 1985 he was working as a business associate in the publishing division of Doubleday & Company. 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.
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. It is the oldest non-sectarian childcare agency in the United States. He is a former Chairman of the Board.
On September 21, 1985, Sargent married Constance Lane Murray. They met as graduate business students at Columbia University.