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Public relations executive

Edith Sweetser Peden, American public relations executive. Recipient special recognition of authored papers, Harvard Business School, 1984, Oklahoma Governor David Walters and Sam Walton of Wal-Mart, 1991.


Peden, Edith Sweetser was born on March 9, 1934 in Tulsa. Daughter of Eric Camp and Mary Sweetser (Smith) Stahl.


Student, Wells College, 1954. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University California, Berkeley, 1956. Postgraduate, Washington University, St. Louis, 1984.

Postgraduate, Tulsa University, 1985. Postgraduate, University Center Tulsa, 1991.


Secretary department economic defense Department of State, Washington, 1957-1958. Administrative assistant Oklahoma congressman Page Belcher, 1958. Administrative assistant to public relations representative Douglas Aircraft Company, 1958-1960.

Assistant to private investor St. Louis, 1960-1961. Communications aide Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, 1984. Founder, principal Environmental Public Relations, Inc., since 1987.


Active Philbrook Art Society, Gilcrease Museum, Junior League. Member Women's Council, Bladon, Oxfordshire, England, 1962. Tutor to area minority students, St. Louis, 1975.

Member League of Women Voters, participant urban renewal program, 1971, chairperson environmental committee, 1990. Assistant superintendent educational program local Presbyterian church, 1965. Member communications committee First Presbyterian Church, 1990.

Member Women's Task Force on Education, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. Member Women in Communications, Inc., Public Relations Society of America (environmental section), Women's Foundation of Tulsa, Petroleum Club of Tulsa, Kappa Kappa Gamma.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, skiing, swimming, aerobic exercise.


Married James C. Peden Junior, February 27, 1960 (divorced 1984). Children: Katherine Stewart, Eric Camp, Margaret Girard.

Eric Camp Stahl

Mary Sweetser (Smith) Stahl

James C. Peden Junior

Katherine Stewart Peden

Eric Camp Peden

Margaret Girard Peden