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Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.

Historical Events

    1942:

    • Addison-Wesley Press is incorporated by Melbourne Wesley Cummings and Lew Addison Cummings (no relation) who use their middle names to identify the new company,

    1946:

    • Mel buys out Lew's shares and remains a driving force in the company for more than four decades before his death in 1990.

    1988:

    • Addison Wesley merges with Pearson plc.

    1995:

    • Addison-Wesley merges with Longman to form Addison Wesley Longman.

    1998:

    • The merger of Simon & Schuster's and Addison Wesley Longman's education businesses results in Pearson Education, the world's leading educational publishing business.
    Company history contributed by Jeanne (75620)