Thom's Irish Who's Who/Gregg, John Robert

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GREGG, John Robert, Educator, author; b. Rockcorry, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, June 17th, 1867; son of George and Margaret (Courtney Johnston) Gregg; pub. sch. edn. came to America, 1893; m. Maida Wasson, of Louisiana, Mo., July 3rd 1899; Inventor of Gregg Shorthand, and author of a series of text-books connected with the system; Editor, The Gregg Writer (monthly mag.) since 1900; Pres., Gregg Sch., Inc., Chicago, and the Gregg Pub. Co., Inc., New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and London; Chairman Board of Directors, De Bear Schools, Ltd., Great Britain and Ireland; Pres. Central Commercial Teachers' Assn., 1906-7; Episcopalian. Clubs: Illinois Athletic Club. Press Club (Chicago), National Arts Club (Governor and Treas.), National Efficiency Club, New York Advertising Club, Authors' League of America, Pan-American Society (New York), Cherry Valley Country Club, Garden City, L.I., N.Y., Long Beach Yacht Club, Long Beach, L.I., N.Y. (Chairman, Board of Directors). Author: Gregg Shorthand Manual. 1888; Progressive Exercises in Gregg Shorthand, 1890; The Gregg Shorthand Dictionary, 1901; The Gregg Phrase Book, 1901; Gregg Speed Practice, 1907; The Gregg Reporter, 1909; Gregg Speed Studies, 1917; Dictation Drills, 1917; Home: 18 W. 76th Street, New York City; Summer Home: 145 West Olive Street. Long Beach, Long Island, N.Y. Offices: 285 Fifth Avenue, New York; 623 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago; 80 Boylston Street, Boston; Phelan Building, San Franciso; 7 Garrick Street, London.