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Lee Edward Dirks

Lee Edward Dirks, American newspaper executive. Named Religion Writer of Year Religious Newswriters Association, 1964. Board directors National Ghost Ranch Foundation, Santa Fe, 1973-1997, Santa Fe Opera, 1998-2004; president Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, 2000-2004, director, since 2000; Member Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha, Las Campanas(Santa Fe).

Background

  • Dirks, Lee Edward was born on August 4, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Raymond Louis and Virginia Belle (Wagner) Dirks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, DePauw University, 1956. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1957.

    Career

    • Reporter Boston Globe, 1957, National Observer, Washington, 1962-1965, news editor, 1966-1968. Securities analyst specializing in newspaper stocks Dirks Brothers, Ltd., Washington, 1969-1971, Delafield, Childs, Inc., Washington, 1971-1975, Christian Science McKee & Company, Washington, 1975-1976. Assistant to president Detroit Free Press, 1976-1977, vice president, general manager, 1977-1980.

      Chairman Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, Santa Fe, 1980—2008.

    Works

    • Author: Religion in Action, 1965. Public Newspaper Newsletter, 1970-1976.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Board directors National Ghost Ranch Foundation, Santa Fe, 1973-1997, Santa Fe Opera, 1998-2004. President Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, 2000-2004, director, since 2000. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha, Las Campanas(Santa Fe).

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Dee Nutt, June 16, 1956 (divorced January 1985). Children: Stephen Merle, Deborah Virginia, David Louis. Married Judith Ann Putman, December 28, 2001.
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    • 1956
      DePauw University
    • 1957
      Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy
    • 1957
      Reporter Boston Globe
    • 1962 - 1965
      Reporter Boston Globe
      Washington, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      Reporter Boston Globe
    • 1969 - 1971
      securities analyst, specializing in newspaper stocks Dirks Brothers
      Washington, United States
    • 1971 - 1975
      securities analyst, specializing in newspaper stocks Dirks Brothers
      Delafield, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      securities analyst, specializing in newspaper stocks Dirks Brothers
      Washington, United States
    • 1980 - 2008
      chairman, Dirks
      Santa Fe, Argentina, Argentina
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