IPA Presidents Biographies
1896 – Georges Masson (1839 – 1900), France
Taking over Victor Masson et Fils from his father, Georges Masson grew the publishing house to cover professional scientific periodicals and the 100 volumes of the Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales. He was also President of the Cercle de la Librairie.
Le Droit D’auteur (WIPO archive)
1897 – Emile Bruylant, Belgium
1899 –John Murray (1851-1928), UK
John Murray IV took over the family publishing house founded in London in 1768 by John Murray (1737 – 1793). Murray IV was also a founding member of the Publishers’ Association and served as treasurer, vice-president and president.
1901 – Albert Brockhaus (1855 – 1921), Germany
Albert Brockhaus succeeded his father in running the dictionary publisher F.A. Brochkaus from 1881 – 1921.
He was also President of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association.
1908 – José Lopez Ruiz (1875 – 1945), Spain
In 1910, together with Victoriano Suárez and Martínez Sierra, he set up the Renacimiento Library publishing company. Later, he would be the founder of Biblioteca Nueva, which focused on the social sciences.
1910 – M.P. van Stockum (), Netherlands
1913 – Victor Rauschburg, Austria-Hungary
1922 – M.P. van Stockum, Netherlands
1927 – Ove Tryde (1870 – 1956), Denmark
Ove Vilhelm Tryde was born in Copenhagen and from 1894-97 worked at bookstores in Berlin, Paris and London, thereby consolidating his excellent language skills. In 1897 he joined his father’s bookshop, becoming a co-owner in 1901 co-owner, and the sole owner from 1913 until the company’s cessation in 1938. From 1909 he was a delegate at the International Publishers Congress, and he played a role in the reconstruction of the Congress after the First World War.
He continued to be involved in publishing after World War II chairing the Danish Booksellers’ Association and writing articles about the book trade. He also wrote the history of the International Congress 1913-31, contributing a number of photographs, which was published independently in 1947.
1931 – Louis Hachette (1870 – 1941), France