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educator , Electronics company executive

Allen Harry Center was American electronics company executive, educator. Recipient Alumni Achievement award, Knox College, President's Circuit award, San Diego State University. Member of International Public Relations Association, Public Relations Society America (Gold Anvil award, Outstanding Educator award), Masons.

Background

Center, Allen Harry was born on October 17, 1912 in Quincy, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles Dewey and Louise Christina (Pecinovsky) Center.

Education

AB, Knox College, 1933. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1936.

Career

Apprentice New York Times, New York City, 1933—1936. Assistant advertising manager American Chicle, Long Island City, 1936—1946. Director public relations Parker Pen Company, Janesville, Wisconsin, 1946—1952.

Vice president public relations Motorola, Chicago, 1952—1973. Distinguished resident lecturer San Diego State University, from 1974. Served United States Air Force, 1943-1946, PIO.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with Cutlip and Broom): Effective Public Relations, 1952, 6th edition, 1985. Co-author: (with Frank Walsh) Public Relations Practices– Case Studies, 1975, 3rd edition, 1985.

Membership

Member of International Public Relations Association, Public Relations Society America (Gold Anvil award, Outstanding Educator award), Masons.

Connections

Married Nancy S. Stirton, April 23, 1948. Children: Douglas A., Dean M., Laurie E.

father:
Charles Dewey Center

mother:
Louise Christina (Pecinovsky) Center

spouse:
Nancy S. Stirton

child:
Douglas A. Center

child:
Dean M. Center

child:
Laurie E. Center