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Thomas L. Harris

Thomas L. Harris, American public relations executive. Served with United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Public Relations Society of America (Gold Anvil award 2000).

Background

  • Harris, Thomas L. was born on April 18, 1931 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of James and Leona (Blum) Harris.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Michigan, 1953. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1956.

    Career

    • Executive vice president Daniel J. Edelman Inc., Chicago, 1957-1967. Vice president public relations Neddham Harper & Steers, 1967-1972. President Foote Cone & Belding Public Relations, 1973-1978, Golin-Harris Communications Inc., Chicago, 1978-1989, also vice chairman.

      Adjunct professor Medill School Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, 1987—2002. Managing partner Thomas L. Harris & Company, Highland Park, since 1992.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Public Relations Society of America (Gold Anvil award 2000).

    Connections

    • Married JoAnn K. Karch, April 14, 1957. Children: James Harris, Theodore Harris.
    • father: James Harris
    • mother: Leona (Blum) Harris
    • spouse: JoAnn K. Karch
    • children: James Harris
    • Theodore Harris
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    Born April 18, 1931
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    • 1953
      University Michigan
    • 1956
      University Chicago
    • 1957 - 1967
      Executive, vice president Daniel J. Edelman Incorporated
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1967 - 1972
      vice president, public relations Neddham Harper & Steers
    • 1973 - 1978
      president, Foote Cone & Belding Public Relations
    • 1978 - 1989
      president, Foote Cone & Belding Public Relations
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1987 - 2002
      adjunct professor, Medill School Journalism
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
    • 1992
      managing partner, Thomas L. Harris & Company
      Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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