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Alexander Walter Seiler

Alexander Walter Seiler, American advertising executive. Recipient citation University of Wisconsin, 1955; Advertising Federation American award, 1960. Member American Association Advertising Agencies, N.A.M., Wisconsin Manufacturers Association, United States Chamber of Commerce.; Mason (32).

Background

  • Seiler, Alexander Walter was born on April 21, 1885 in Arlington, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Alexander Jacob and Clara Susan (Pritchett) Seiler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Wisconsin, 1907.

    Career

    • Copy writer, Cramer-Krasselt Company, advertising agency, Milwaukee, 1907-1908, manager media department, 1908-1918, manager service department, 1918-1924, secretary, 1924-1926, director, since 1926, president, 1934-1962, chairman, chief Executive officer, 1962-1968, chairman of the executive committee, since 1968. State publicity director, United States Savings Bonds. Director Greater Milwaukee Committee, Milwaukee Better Business Bureau.

    Works

    • Contributor “Advertising Agency Functions and Relations” in Advertising Agency and Advertising & Selling. Section on “Industrial Advertising” in Advertising Handbook, 1950. “Cooperative Advertising” and “Advertising Manager” in Printers’ Ink.

    Politics

    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

    Religion

    When anybody starts to follow the way of Jesus, it means to share his relationship with God as Father.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

    Membership

    Member American Association Advertising Agencies, N.A.M., Wisconsin Manufacturers Association, United States Chamber of Commerce. Mason (32).; Clubs: Milwaukee, University, Wisconsin, Rotary, Advertising, Milwaukee Country (Milwaukee).

    Connections

    • Married second, Elsa Kroeck, November 26, 1945.
    • father: Alexander Jacob Seiler
    • mother: Clara Susan (Pritchett) Seiler
    • spouse: Elsa Kroeck
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