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Frank Wallace Gordon

Frank Wallace Gordon, American newspaper publisher. Recipient Class of 1946 award University Pennsylvania, 1957, Third Annual award for Distinguished Community Service Philadelphia Suburban Public Relations Club, 1970, G. Richard Drew Journalistic Achievement award PNPA Foundation, 1988; named to Four Chaplains Legion of Honor, 1969.

Background

  • Gordon, Frank Wallace was born on October 16, 1935 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of Frank Elmer and Dorothy Grace (Wallace) Gordon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics, University Pennsylvania, 1957. Postgraduate, Temple University, 1961.

    Career

    • Management trainee Curtis Public Company, Philadelphia, 1957-1958. Senior administrative assistant Curtis Circulation Company, 1958-1963. Managing editor newspaper Montgomery Public Company, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, 1963-1973.

      Congressional district administrator United States House of Republican, Norristown, 1973-1975. Sunday editor, founding editor Your Career (magazine supplement) The Bulletin, Philadelphia, 1975-1982. Promotion director Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, Pennsylvania, 1982-1984.

      Public Beaver (Pennsylvania) Newspapers Inc., since 1984. Vice president Pennsylvania Newspaper Publications Association, Harrisburg, 1990-1992, president, 1992-1993. Trustee PNPA Foundation, since 1993.

      Public chairman Pittsburgh Area Metro Market Newspaper Network, 1988-1990. Secretary-treasurer Mid-Atlantic Newspaper Services, Inc., 1990-1992, chairman, 1994.

    Works

    • Contributor numerous articles to newspapers.

    Politics

    People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    It is the person’s choice to be saved and one can fall from grace by not following God therefore losing salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Church should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.

    Membership

    Vice president, campaign chairman United Way Beaver County, 1987, president 1988. Vice president United Way Southwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, 1988-1990, Greater Philadelphia Affiliate American Diabetes Association, 1980-1982, edition board Forecast Magazine, 1980-1982. Chairman development, member advisory board Pennsylvania State University Beaver Campus, Monaca, 1985-1994.

    Member community advisory council Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 1985-1993. Board trustee, charter member Beaver Area School District Educational Foundation, 1985-1987. Member oversight and advisory council Brodhead Cultural Center, 1993-1995, Beaver Initiative for Growth, since 1996.

    Member Society Professional Journalists (Pittsburgh chapter, president Philadelphia chapter 1980-1981), Press Club Western Pennsylvania (board since 1995), Beaver County Chamber of C. (president 1991, chairman board 1992), Rotary (president 1971-1972, editor district 745 Rotarian magazine 1972-1977, Paul Harris fellow since 1995), Beaver Valley Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Vincent Westfall, August 16, 1958. Children: Jeffrey Douglas, Brian Scott, Andrew Lewis.
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    Born October 16, 1935
    • 1957
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1961
      Temple University
    • 1957 - 1958
      Management, trainee Curtis Public Company
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1958 - 1963
      senior, administrative assistant Curtis Circulation Company
    • 1963 - 1973
      managing editor newspaper Montgomery Public Company
      Fort Washington, Maryland, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      congressional district administrator, United States House of Republican
      Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1975 - 1982
      sunday editor
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1982 - 1984
      promotion director, Bucks County Courier Times
      Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1984
      public Beaver (Pennsylvania) Newspapers Incorporated
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