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Dwight Anderson

publicist

Dwight Anderson, American publicist. Member Military Order of the World War, Society Medical Jurisprudence, National Association Public Relations Counsel (chairman 1942-1943), became director of the National Association for Education on Alcoholism 1944.

Background

Anderson, Dwight was born on April 13, 1882 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Son of Alfred Travers and Harriet Emily (McGibeny) Anderson.

Education

Student Western Reserve Academy, 1900-1902, Ohio State University, 1902-1904. Bachelor of Laws, Wester Reserve University, 1906.

Career

Publicity consultant National Tuberculosis Association, 1925-1935. Publicity consultant Maternity Center Association, 1930-1935. Director public relations, Medical Society State New York, 1935-1945, executive secretary, 1945-1951.

Retired 1951; director public relations American Association of Orthodontists, 1939-1942. Lecturer Yale School Alcoholic Studies, 1943-1945. Consultant to various other science, professional welfare orgns. on relations with the public.

Works

  • Author: Making Things Happen in the Christmas Seal Sale, 1934-1944. What it Means to be a Doctor, 1939. When Doctors are Rationed, 1942.

    Alcohol and Public Opinion, 1942. The Other Side of the Bottle, 1950. Named in his honor The Dwight Anderson Memorial Library on Alcoholism, established 1957.

Membership

Member Military Order of the World War, Society Medical Jurisprudence, National Association Public Relations Counsel (chairman 1942-1943), became director of the National Association for Education on Alcoholism 1944. Clubs: University, Chemists, The Fossils (New York City).

Connections

Married Marie Lee Warner, January 1, 1924.

father:
Alfred Travers Anderson

mother:
Harriet Emily (McGibeny) Anderson

spouse:
Marie Lee Warner