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Robert Eugene Dressler

Robert Eugene Dressler, American communications and education consultant. Board governors Chicago chapter Academy Television Arts and Sciences, 1955-1963. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Background

  • Dressler, Robert Eugene was born on January 31, 1922 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Eugene Francis and Hazel Margaret (Smith) Dressler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Northwestern University, 1947. Master of Music, Northwestern University, 1948.

    Career

    • Faculty Shawnee Mission (Kansas) High School, 1948-1949. Free lance composer/arranger/conductor New York City, 1949-1950. Faculty Jamestown (North Dakota) College, 1950-1953.

      Faculty member, director Glee Club University Chicago, 1953-1954. Program manager, producer/director WMAQ-television (NBC), Chicago, 1954-1961. Director advertising public relations Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, 1961-1967.

      Director Ampex Video Institute, Elk Grove, Illinois, 1967-1970. Co-owner Dressler & Robinson, Chicago, 1970-1972. General manager KOMU-television.

      Associate professor University Missouri School Journalism, 1972-1974. President Southern Educational Communications Association, Columbia, South Carolina, 1974-1976. Consultant communications and education, 1976-1990.

      Visiting professor Northwestern University, 1955-1956, Columbia College, Chicago, 1956.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Board governors Chicago chapter Academy Television Arts and Sciences, 1955-1963. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

    Connections

    • Married Marion E. Benken, December 28, 1949 (divorced). Children– Heidi, Bruce, Wendy, Brian, Suzanne. Married Patricia P. Peden, May 28, 1976.
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    Born January 31, 1922
    Died July 26, 1990
    (aged 68)
    • 1947
      Northwestern University
    • 1948
      Northwestern University
    • 1948 - 1949
      Faculty Shawnee Mission (Kansas) High School
    • 1949 - 1950
      free lance composer/arranger/conductor New York City
    • 1950 - 1953
      faculty Jamestown (North Dakota) College
    • 1953 - 1954
      faculty member, Glee Club University Chicago
    • 1953 - 1954
      director, Glee Club University Chicago
    • 1954 - 1961
      program manager
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1961 - 1967
      director, advertising and public relations Field Enterprises Educational Corporation
    • 1967 - 1970
      director, Ampex Video Institute
      Elk Grove, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      co-owner Dressler & Robinson
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      associate, professor University Missouri School Journalism
    • 1974 - 1976
      president, Southern Educational Communications Association
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1976 - 1990
      consultant, communications and education
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