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Roy Sarles Durstine

Roy Sarles Durstine, American advertising executive. award for Radio Advertising, 1936. Club: University.


  • Durstine, Roy Sarles was born on December 13, 1886 in Jamestown, North Dakota, United States. Son of Lee Brenton and Kathrine (Sarles) Durstine.

  • Education

    • Graduate Lawrenceville School, 1904. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1908.


    • 1 son, Roy Sarles. On staff New York Sun, 1908-1912. Manager publicity department “Bull Moose” cam paign, 1912. With Calkins & Holden, 1912-1914.

      Secretary and treasurer Berrien-Durstine, 1914-1918. Secretary and treasurer Barton, Durstine & Osborn, 1918-1928. With Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, 1928-1939, president, 1936-1939.

      President Roy S. Durstine, Inc., since 1939. President American Association of Advertising Agencies, 1925-1926. Received advertising award for Radio Advertising, 1936.


    • Author: Making Advertisements and Making Them Pay, 1920. This Advertising Business, 1928. Red Thunder, 1934. Contributor to mags.


    Club: University.


    • Married Harriet H. Hutchins, November 12, 1912 (divorced 1932).; married second Virginia Gardiner, August 30, 1932. Children: Deborah A. (Mistress.
    • father: Lee Brenton Durstine
    • mother: Kathrine (Sarles) Durstine
    • spouses: Harriet H. Hutchins
    • second Virginia Gardiner
    • child: Deborah A. (Mrs Durstine
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    Died November, 1962
    (aged 75)