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William Melvin Ray

William Melvin Ray, American newsletter publishing consultant.

Background

  • Ray, William Melvin was born on March 13, 1935 in Dutch Mills, Arkansas, United States. Son of William Estes and Verda Lou (Robbins) Ray.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Redlands, 1959.

    Career

    • Reporter Sun-Telegram, San Bernardino, California, 1959-1960. Sports editor Times-Delta, Visalia, 1961-1962. Reporter Progress-Bulletin, Pomona, 1962-1963.

      Copy editor, reporter Newsday, Garden City, New York, 1963-1965. News editor National Petroleum News, McGraw-Hill, New York City, 1966-1971. Washington editor/chief editor Energy Newsletters, McGraw-Hill, 1972-1980, vice president, general.mgr.

      New York City, 1980-1998, newsletter consultant, since 1998. New product champion McGraw-Hill, New York City, 1989-1992, chairman newsletter editorial board, 1985-1988, seminar speaker, since 1985.

    Works

    Connections

    • Married Janet Drachman, June 6, 1969. Children: Matthew Stephen, Susannah Brett.
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    Born March 13, 1935
    • 1959
      University Redlands
    • 1959 - 1960
      Reporter Sun-Telegram
      San Bernardino, California, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      sports editor Times-Delta
      Visalia, California, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      reporter Progress-Bulletin
      Pomona, California, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      copy editor
      Garden City, New York, United States
    • 1966 - 1971
      news editor National Petroleum News
    • 1972 - 1980
      Washington editor/chief editor Energy Newsletters
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