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Deirdre Coakley, American columnist, writer. Publicist United Way of Etowah County, Gadsden, since 1994; board directors Metro. Arts Council, 1988-1995, Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, 1990-1996; member Gadsden Center Cultural Arts. Member Gadsden Art Association, Etowah History Society.

Background

Coakley, Deirdre was born on August 10, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Cecil Francis and Elizabeth Kearney Coakley.

Education

Graduate, Hollywood (California) High School, 1944.

Career

Member editorial staff Los Angeles Examiner, 1943-1946. Member editorial staff various other newspapers Los Angeles, to 1954. Advertising executive, magazine editor Las Vegas (Nevada) Sun, 1954-1966, Sunday magazine editor, 1977-1985.

Freelance advertising and public relations executive Las Vegas, 1966-1968. Public relations executive Jimmy Snyder Information Unlimited Tropicana Hotel, 1968-1974. Public relations director Desert Springs Hospital, 1974-1977.

Writer, columnist Gadsden (Alabama) Times, since 1985.

Membership

Publicist United Way of Etowah County, Gadsden, since 1994. Board directors Metro. Arts Council, 1988-1995, Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, 1990-1996.

Member Gadsden Center Cultural Arts. Member Gadsden Art Association, Etowah History Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Genealogy.

Connections

father:
Cecil Francis

mother:
Elizabeth Kearney Coakley