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marketing executive

David Lowell Wilkinson, American marketing executive. Fellow journalism Russell Sage Foundation, University Wisconsin 1968. With United States Marine Corps, 1958-1960. Member.Soc. Professional Journalists, Chicago Headline Club (president 1978-1979).

Background

Wilkinson, David Lowell was born on June 3, 1933 in Blackwell, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Balfour Clifton and Arnetta Elizabeth (Lettau) Wilkinson.

Education

Bachelor, Wichita State University, 1955.

Career

Features editor Wichita (Kansas) Beacon, 1956-1958. Reporter Kansas City (Missouri) Star, 1960-1966. Correspondent Time magazine, Chicago, 1966-1969.

Associate editor Pioneer Press, Wilmette, Illinois, 1969-1972. Night managing editor Philadelphia Daily News, 1972-1973. Assistant managing editor Chicago Sun-Times, 1973-1978.

Vice president corporation communications Urban Investment and Development Company, Chicago, 1978-1985. Owner, principal The Wilkinson Agency, La Grange, Illinois, 1985-1990, Arms-Wilkinson, Inc., La Grange, 1990-1991. Director marketing communications United States General Services Administration, Chicago, 1991-1995, public affairs officer, since 1995.

Instructor Medill School Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1973-1974, 86.

Membership

With United States Marine Corps, 1958-1960. Member.Soc. Professional Journalists, Chicago Headline Club (president 1978-1979).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Collecting mexican festival masks.

Connections

Married Mary Ruth McElhiney, December 27, 1956 (divorced 1962). Children: Sarah Ellen, Claire Marie. Married Marilyn Jo Watson, March 14, 1970.

1 child, Scott David.

father:
Balfour Clifton Wilkinson

mother:
Arnetta Elizabeth (Lettau) Wilkinson

spouse:
Mary Ruth McElhiney

spouse:
Marilyn Jo Watson

child:
Sarah Ellen Wilkinson

child:
Claire Marie Wilkinson

child:
Scott David Wilkinson