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Resume: John W. Bachmann


BORN

Nov.16, 1938, Centralia, Ill.

EDUCATION

AB, economics, Wabash College, 1960; MBA, Northwestern Univ., 1962.

CURRENT POSITION

Managing partner, Edward Jones, since 1980.

FIRST JOB

As a teenager, earned $1.20 an hour delivering furniture for his father's furniture store in Salem, Ill. Worked at Edward Jones during college summer vacations as a messenger and board marker. Rented a room at the local YMCA for $11 a week.

THE BOOK THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE

In 1973, picked up management guru Peter Drucker's newly published Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices and later adopted it as the bible for Edward Jones. Hired Drucker as a consultant in 1981, a relationship that continues to this day.

AFTER HOURS

Passionate about the arts, active in the community, loves to travel.

FAMILY

Married to Katharine, a law professor and expert in voting rights. They met while monitoring the first free election in Bulgaria in 1990. Two children from a previous marriage.

HANDS-ON

In 1963, investment rep Bachmann posed for an ad


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