IPA Presidents Biographies

1896

1896 – Georges Masson (1839 – 1900), France

Georges Masson – The first President of the International Publishers Congress
Georges Masson – The first President of the International Publishers Congress

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.

 

More information:

Le Droit D’auteur (WIPO archive)

1897

1897 – Emile Bruylant, Belgium

1899

1899 –John Murray (1851-1928), UK

Sir John Murray IV
Sir John Murray IV

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.

 

More information:

The John Murray Archive

1901

1901 – Albert Brockhaus (1855 – 1921), Germany

Albert Brockhaus
Albert Brockhaus

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.

 

More information:

Wikipedia

1906

1906 – Tito Ricordi (1865 – 1933), Italy

Tito Ricordi. Di Archivio Storico Ricordi, CC BY-SA 4.0,
Tito Ricordi. Di Archivio Storico Ricordi, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Tito II Ricordi was a music publisher, Director of Casa Ricordi.

 

More information:

Wikipedia

1908

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

1910 – M.P. van Stockum (), Netherlands

1913

1913 – Victor Rauschburg, Austria-Hungary

1922

1922 – M.P. van Stockum, Netherlands

1927

1927 – Ove Tryde (1870 – 1956), Denmark

Ove Tryde (1870 – 1956), Denmark
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.

 

More information:

https://biografiskleksikon.lex.dk/Ove_Tryde

1927

1931 – Louis Hachette (1870 – 1941), France

Louis Hachette (1870 - 1941), France
Louis Hachette (1870 – 1941), France