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James Anthony Shanahan

James Anthony Shanahan, business executive. Served with United States Marine Corps, World War I, with United States Coast Guard Reserve, World World War World War II; Member of Commercial (San Francisco); Art Directors (Chicago).

Background

  • Shanahan, James Anthony was born on February 21, 1898 in Omaha. Son of David Lawrence and Mary Ellen (Rush) Shanahan.

  • Education

    • Student, Creighton University, 1918.

    Career

    • Reporter, city editor Omaha Daily News and Omaha World-Herald, 1915-1927. Instructor public relations and advertising Creighton University, Omaha, 1925-1928. Founder Shanahan-Docherty Company, 1933, president, 1933-1945.

      Founder, editor More Business (national advertising magazine), Chicago, 1936-1939. Co-founder, managing director Art Center, 1939-1944. Founder, editor Bon Appetit magazine, 1955-1963.

      President Seacliff Press, San Francisco, since 1943, James A. Shanahan & Associates, Inc., Chicago and San Francisco, since 1943, Bilger Monorail International Inc., since 1982. President, executive secretary Catholic Press Association. Executive secretary Catholic Press Association United States, Chicago, 1944-1947.

      Managing director The Queen's Work, St. Louis, 1946-1947. Public relations counsel to publications, Chicago and San Francisco, since 1944.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Served with United States Marine Corps, World War I, with United States Coast Guard Reserve, World World War World War II. Member of Commercial (San Francisco). Art Directors (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Juanita Michael Burke, August 25, 1918. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Rosemary.
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    Born February 21, 1898
    • 1918
      Creighton University
    • 1915 - 1927
      Reporter
    • 1925 - 1928
      instructor, public relations and advertising Creighton University
      Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    • 1936 - 1939
      founder
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1955 - 1963
      founder
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