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consultant , Producer , public relations , writer

David Beals Aldrich, American financial public relations consultant, television producer and writer. Recipient East award Writers Guild, Emmy nomination for writer best television play of year A Special Announcement, Studio One, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1956.


Aldrich, David Beals was born on February 17, 1931 in New York City. Son of Richard Stoddard Aldrich and Helen Champion (Beals) Corballis.


Graduate, The Choate School, 1948. Bachelor, Harvard University, 1952.


Story editor Robert Montgomery Presents program, NBC-television, 1952. Entertainment editor Look magazine, 1953-1955. Senior editor Newsweek, 1956.

Vice president Fred Rosen Associates, New York City, 1957-1960. Director special projects Group W Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, 1961-1965. Director communications Diners Club, 1966-1970.

Director finance communications Lehman Brothers, 1972-1976. President Aldrich/Shaknove Associates, New York City, 1976-1980. Executive vice president Straus Associates, 1980-1981.

Chairman, president National Group of Applied Technology, New York City and Las Vegas, Nevada, since 1981. Consultant Scudder, Stevens & Clark, New York City, No Load Mutual Fund Association, New York City, 1980-1981, Marvin P. Gaye, Junior, 1982.


  • Other Work

    • Produced, co-writer (with Roy Meredith) television series The American Civil War. Produced television series Reading Out Loud, 1961-1965. Co-produced (with Nehru and Vincent Sheean)) television special Nehru: Assignment India, 1960's.

      Creative director television series Prime Minister East/Prime Minister West, 1961-1965. Created (with Bill Hammerstein and Michael Ellis) 1st Broadway opening night on television, The Advocate. Founder, editor-in-chief Bravo magazine, 1966-1970.


Member speechwriting team Adlai Stevenson presidential campaign, 1952. Collaborator J.F. Kennedy campaign address on religion and the presidency, 1960. Speechwriter Governor Nelson Rockefeller, New York, 1968.

Public relations consultant presidential campaigns Jimmy Carter, 1976, Ronald Reagan, 1980. Chairman board Friends of Symphony of the Air, New York City, 1965-1970. Member Signet Society, Hasty Pudding Club (officer).


Married Lorraine Carter, June 11, 1954. Children: David Beals Junior, Diane Carter, Richard Robinson, Edward Thomas Joy.

Richard Stoddard Aldrich Corballis

Helen Champion (Beals) Corballis

Lorraine Carter

David Beals Junior Aldrich

Diane Carter Aldrich

Richard Robinson Aldrich

Edward Thomas Joy Aldrich