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Public relations consultant , writer

Deke Houlgate, American public relations consultant, writer. Nominated for Pulitzer and SDX awards for coverage of search for downed airliner, 1957.

Background

Houlgate, Deke was born on August 8, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Education

Bachelor in Journalism, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1954.

Career

Sports deskman Los Angeles Times, 1952-1954, reporter, 1956-1959, management trainee, 1959-1960, assistant director special events, 1960-1963. Reporter, editor Las Vegas (Nevada) Sun, 1954-1956. Principal, owner Deke Houlgate Public Relations, Los Angeles, 1963-1967, Deke Houlgate Enterprises, various, California, since 1967.

Contributor columns to 15 newspapers.

Religion

The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

Politics

Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

Views

All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to any person.

Membership

Lobbyist, Sacramento, California, 1973, 75. Corporation United States Army, 1950-1952. Member Society Professional Journalists, American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association (general vice president 1970-1979, recipient various writing and radio awards 1969-1980), OFS (Old-timer Times editorial employees), Delta Tau Delta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Running, tennis, classical and jazz music appreciation.

Connections

Son of Carroll Everard (Deke) and Dorothy (Dottie) (Penry) H. Married Olga Katsigeanis, January 29, 1955. Children: Deke (deceased), John, David, Gregory.

father:
Carroll Everard Houlgate

spouse:
Olga Katsigeanis

child:
Deke Houlgate (deceased)

child:
John Houlgate

child:
David Houlgate

child:
Gregory Houlgate