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writer , Advertising agency executive

Alan Charles Van Dine, American advertising agency executive, writer. Recipient numerous awards Art Directors Club New York, since 1964, Business and Professional Advertising Association, since 1964, American Advertising Federation, 1999. Member of Kittanning Country Club.

Background

Dine, Alan Charles Van was born on January 12, 1933 in Ford City, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Albert and Helen (Remaley) Van Dine.

Education

Bachelor, Duquesne University, 1955. Postgraduate, University Pittsburgh, 1968—1971.

Career

Editor Mount Lebanon News, Pennsylvania, 1956-1958. Editorial director Pittsburgh Suburban Newspapers, 1958-1961. Writer and associate creative director Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborne, Pittsburgh, 1961-1970.

President, creative director Van Dine, Horton, McNamara, Manges, Inc., 1970-1989. Chairman Van Dine, Humphrey, Inc., 1989-1995. Consultant in field, since 1996.

Member advisory council International Poetry Forum, Pittsburgh, 1969-1980. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1956.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Can You Imagine?, 1967, Unconventional Builders, 1977, revised edition, 2001, 2007, (humor) The Encyclopedia of Advertising, 1987, Clyde Hare's Pittsburgh, 1994, Light Verse for a Heavy Universe, 2005. Columnist Pittsburgh magazine, 1977-1978, Pennsylvania Illustrated, 1979-1981. Contributor articles, essays, short stories, and poems to magazines.

Membership

Member of Kittanning Country Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, tennis, darkroom photography, cartooning, computer programming.

Connections

Married Joan Anne Hodges, January 29, 1955 (divorced January 1971). Children: Lynn, Mark, Barbara, Michael. Married Holly Long Shefler, April 23, 1977.

father:
Albert Dine

mother:
Helen (Remaley) Van Dine

spouse:
Joan Anne Hodges

spouse:
Holly Long Shefler

child:
Lynn Dine

child:
Mark Dine

child:
Barbara Dine

child:
Michael Dine