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Chesser M. Campbell

newspaper executive.

Chesser M. Campbell, American newspaper executive. Served as ensign United States Navy, 1917-1918.; Member Newspaper Advertising Executives Association (life), American Newspaper Publishers Association (director), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

Campbell, Chesser M. was born on December 12, 1897 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States. Son of Byron C. and Nina (McClelland) Campbell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1921.

Career

With Tribune Company, publications Chicago Tribune, since 1921, beginning as subscription solicitor Paris (France) edit., successively classified advertising salesman, manager eastern div. general advertising department, New York City, classified advertising manager Chicago, assistant advertising manager, advertising manager, 1935-1949, also charge World's Greatest Newspaper advertising, 1939-1949, and supervised station operation, 1944-1947, treasurer Tribune Company, 1946-1951, vice president, 1951-1955, president, since 1955, director, since 1953, director subsidiary companies, since 1944, public The Tribune, since 1955. Trustee McCormick-Patterson Trust. Executor and trustee Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust, Cantigny Charitable Trust.

Executor Robert R. McCormick Estate. Director First National Bank (Chicago), W GN, WPIX, Ontario Paper Company, Quebec North Shore Paper County, New York News, Q. & O. Transportation Company, Manicouagan Power Company, Canadian British Aluminum Company Trustee of Chicago Natural History Museum.

Membership

Served as ensign United States Navy, 1917-1918. Member Newspaper Advertising Executives Association (life), American Newspaper Publishers Association (director), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chi. Clubs: Chicago, University, Commonwealth, Commercial, Tavern, Saddle and Cycle (Chicago).

Connections

Married Hallie B. Calhoun, February 4, 1927. Children: Judith Ann (Mistress.

father:
Byron C. Campbell

mother:
Nina (McClelland) Campbell

spouse:
Hallie B. Calhoun

child:
Judith Ann (Mrs Campbell