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John Sperling

AKA John Glen Sperling

Born: 9-Jan-1921
Birthplace: Missouri Ozarks, MO
Died: 22-Aug-2014
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder, University of Phoenix

Military service: US Merchant Marine

Wife: Virginia (wife #2, div., one son)
Son: Peter Sperling
Girlfriend: Joan Hawthorne (until his death)

    University: Reed College
    University: MA, University of California at Berkeley
    University: PhD Economic History, Cambridge University (1954)
    Professor: San Jose State University

    Apollo Group Founder (1973)

Author of books:
The South Sea Company: An Historical Essay and Bibliographical Finding List (1962, bibliography)
For-Profit Higher Education: Developing a World-class Workforce (1973, education, with Robert W. Tucker)
Rebel with a Cause (2000, memoir)
The Great Divide: Retro vs. Metro America (2004, with others)


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