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Theodore Silkman Repplier

Theodore Silkman Repplier, American advertising executive. Recipient Gold medal distinguished services to advertising, 1948; Distinguished Service award United States Information Agency, United States Treasury. Fellow Eisehower Exchange; Member Delta Upsilon, Pi Delta Epsilon, Alpha Delta Sigma.


  • Repplier, Theodore Silkman was born on April 28, 1899 in Yonkers, New York, United States. Son of Francis Arthur and Elizabeth (Oakley) Repplier.

  • Education

    • Student St. Johns College, 1918-1919. Bachelor of Science, Carnegie Institute Technology, 1923. Doctor of Civil Law (honorary), Pace College, 1956.


    • December 1966); children—Theodore Silkman, Richard Oakley. Married second, Esmee Ertz, December 12, 1967. Advertising writer Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Сompany, Washington, 1923-1925, advertising supervisor, 1925-1926.

      Copy writer Ewing, Jones & Higgins, Philadelphia, 1926-1931, Young & Rubicam, New York City, 1931-1938, associate copy director, 1938-1942. Campaigns manager War Manpower Commission, 1942. Washington manager War Advertising Council, 1943.

      President, director The Advertising Council, Inc., Washington and New York City, 1946-1966. Managing director International Round Tables, 1966-1969. Formerly member President’ Committee on Mental Retardation.

      Board directors Business Council for International Understanding.


    Fellow Eisehower Exchange. Member Delta Upsilon, Pi Delta Epsilon, Alpha Delta Sigma.


    • Married Martha C. Macatee, June 6, 1930 (deceased.; married second, Esmee Ertz, December 12, 1967. Children: Theodore Silkman, Richard Oakley.
    • father: Francis Arthur Repplier
    • mother: Elizabeth (Oakley) Repplier
    • spouses: Martha C. Macatee
    • Esmee Ertz
    • children: Theodore Silkman Repplier
    • Richard Oakley Repplier
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    Born April 28, 1899
    Died November 7, 1976
    (aged 77)