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Public affairs executive

Edmonde Alex Haddad, American public affairs executive. Recipient American Political Science Association award for Distinguished Reporting of Public Affairs, 1967. appointed honorary canon Episcopal Cathedral St. Paul, Los Angeles, 2004.


Haddad, Edmonde Alex was born on July 25, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Alexander Saleeba and Madeline Angela (Zail) Haddad.


Associate of Arts, Los Angeles City College, 1956. Bachelor, University Southern California, 1958. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1961.


Staff writer, WCBS Radio News, New York, 1959-1961; news commentator, editor, KPOL AM/FM Radio, Los Angeles, 1961-1967; director, public affairs, KPOL AM/FM Radio, Los Angeles, 1967-1973; executive director, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, 1973-1984; president, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, 1984-1988; deputy assistant secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Department State, United States Government, Washington, 1987-1988. Member steering committee, moderator Conference environmental, Los Angeles, 1989-1990. President National Council World Affairs Orgns., 1981-1983.

President Radio and television News Assn.So. California, 1965-1966. Senior fellow Center International Rels., University of California, Los Angeles, 1991-1994.

Board directors Pen Center United States of America West.


Board of directors Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Center United States of America West, since 1994, World Affairs Council, Ventura County, 1995-1997. Member American Association Retired Persons (team member congressional district 23 AARP/Vote since 1995), Friends of Wilton Park (Executive Committee Southern California), British Foreign OfficeConf.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing poetry, nonfiction, and op-ed articles for newspapers, public speaking, traveling.


Married Harriet Ann Lenhart. Children: Mark Edmonde, Brent Michael, John Alex.

Alexander Saleeba Haddad

Madeline Angela (Zail) Haddad

Harriet Ann Lenhart

Mark Edmonde Haddad

John Alex Haddad

Brent Michael Haddad