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Editor , Public relations consultant , writer

Eddie Lawrence Madison,, American public relations consultant, editor, writer. Recipient Lifetime Achievement award, Tulsa Association Black Journalists, 2005.


Madison,, Eddie Lawrence was born on September 8, 1930 in Tulsa. Son of Eddie Lawrence Senior and Laverta (Pyle) Madison.


Bachelor in Journalism, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1952. Master of Arts, University Tulsa, 1959.


Editor-in-chief, general manager Oklahoma Eagle, Tulsa, 1954-1959. Associate editor Chicago Daily Defender, 1959-1961. Deputy editor Associate Negro Press, Chicago, 1961-1963.

Section editor Chicago Tribune, 1963-1965. Director domestic public affairs Paris Air Show Newsletter, United States Department Commerce. Deputy director publications division Domestic and International Business, United States Department Commerce, Washington, 1965-1969.

Manager community services Evening Star Broadcasting Company, 1969-1978. Assistant editor Business American Magazine, 1978-1981. Press assistant House of Representatives, 1981-1982.

Public affairs specialist United States Department Department of Health and Human Services, 1982-1992, manager Department of Health and Human Services radio, 1991-1992. Assistant professor, chairman department communications Lincoln University, 1992-1999. Executive editor, Chief Executive Officer, Oklahoma Eagle, Tulsa, since 2001.

President, Chief Executive Officer Three Elms & Associate, Inc., since 2001. Founder National Broadcast Association for Community Affairs, Washington, 1974, 1st president, 1974-1977.


The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.


President Brightwood Civic Association, Washington, 1969-1972. Member media advisory committee Missouri Arts Council, 1996-1999. Member tobacco coalition and assist committees American Cancer Society, 1993-1999.

History Preservation Commission, 1997-1999. Board directors Opportunities Industrialization Center, Washington, 1971-1977, District of Columbia United Way, 1972-1977, Boy Scouts American, Washington, 1972-1977. With United States Army, 1952-1954.

Correspondent, Army Times, columnist, Recon Observer, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Member Alpha Phi Alpha (president Washington chapter 1969-1972, national director public relations 1985-1991, co-chair national public policy committee 1973, vice president Montgomery County chapter 1987-1989, president Jefferson City Beta Zeta Lambda chapter 1993, associate editor Sphinx magazine, award of merit Eastern region 1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, aerobics, jogging.


Married Davetta Jayn Cooksey, November 17, 1956. Children: Eddie Lawrence III, Karyn Devette, David Cooksey.

Eddie Lawrence Senior Madison,

Laverta (Pyle) Madison,

Davetta Jayn Cooksey

Karyn Devette Madison,

David Cooksey Madison,

Eddie Lawrence III Madison,