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John Schnatter

AKA John H. Schnatter

Born: 16-Aug-1962
Birthplace: Jeffersonville, IN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Papa John's

After working at a pizza parlor while he was in high school and another pizza place in college, John Schnatter started making pizza in what had been a back room behind Mick's Lounge, a tavern in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1984. The pizzas proved popular with the tavern's customers, and several months later Schnatter opened the first Papa John's Pizza next door.

Father: Robert Schnatter (judge, d. 1985)
Mother: Beth Ackerson (real estate agent)
Brother: Chuck (Papa John's executive, b. 16-Jul-1963)
Sister: Anne (drapery merchant, b. circa 1964)
Wife: Annette
Daughter: Kristine (b. circa 1988)
Daughter: Danielle (b. circa 1991)
Son: Beau (b. circa 1999)

    High School: Jeffersonville High School, Jeffersonville, IN (1980)
    University: BS Business Administration, Ball State University (1983)

    Papa John's Pizza Founder & President (1984-90, 2001-05)
    Member of the Board of Papa John's Pizza (Chairman, 1990-2005, 2007-)
    Bush-Cheney '04
    George W. Bush for President
    National Restaurant Association
    Rand Paul for US Senate 2010
    Romney for President
    Romney Victory Inc.


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