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Gerald Leroy Preator

Gerald Leroy Preator, American magazine art director. Recipient numerous graphic awards. Served with United States Navy, 1952-1956. Member Art Directors Association Iowa.

Background

  • Preator, Gerald Leroy was born on October 14, 1934 in Independence, Missouri, United States. Son of Virgil Douglas and Gladys (Baird) Preator.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, 1961.

    Career

    • Graphic designer Better Homes Advertising, Des Moines, 1961-1967. Art director H.D. Lee Company, Kansas City, Missouri, 1967-1970. Associate art director Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, Des Moines, 1970-1976, art director, since 1976.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Mormon

    Views

    Human beings can become like gods. However, this doesn't mean that human beings can grow to replace God. Nor do human beings become equal to God.

    Humans can become one with God by becoming part of God - they remain separate beings, but take on the attributes of God.

    Membership

    Served with United States Navy, 1952-1956. Member Art Directors Association Iowa.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Mae Lindenbringer, May 29, 1955 (divorced 1982). Children: Dru Alan, Kip Andrew, Michelle.
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    • 1961
      Kansas City Art Institute
    • 1961 - 1967
      Graphic designer, Better Homes Advertising
      Des Moines, Iowa, United States
    • 1967 - 1970
      art director, H.D. Lee Company
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    • 1970 - 1976
      associate, art director Better Homes & Gardens Magazine
      Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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