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educator , executive , consultant , public relations

Ernie L. Oliphant, American safety educator, public relations executive, consultant. Recipient Safety award Southwest Safety Congress, 1973, citation of Merit Advisory Commission on Arizona Environment, 1974, Governor's award for highway safety, 1978, Governor's Merit of Recognition Outstanding Services in Highway Safety, 1980.


Oliphant, Ernie L. was born on October 25, 1934 in Richmond, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Ernest E. and Beulah A. (Jones) Reid.


Student, Earlham College, 1955. Student, Arizona State University, 1974. Student, Phoenix College, 1978.


Planner, organizer, moderator conferences programs for various women's clubs, safety associations, 1971-1986. Associate director Operation Lifesaver National Safety Council, Phoenix, 1978-1986. National field coordinator Operation Lifesaver, Inc., 1986-1994.

Principal Highway and Rail Consultant Services, Phoenix, since 1995. Consultant Federal R.R. Administration. Lecturer in field.; adviser American Railway Engineering Association, California Association Women Highway Safety Leaders, numerous others.

Member R.R./Highway grade crossing committee Arizona Corporation Commission. Member transportation and system committee Arizona Governor's Commission on Environment. Member Arizona Governor's Council Women for Highway Safety.

Member motor vehicle traffic safety at highway-railroad grade crossings committee, roadway environment committee, women's division committee National Safety Council. Member Phoenix Traffic Accident Reduction Program. Member task force United States Department Transportation on Grade Crossing Safety.


  • Other Work

    • Author of technical publications.


Member Association RailRoad Editors, National Association of Female Executives, Inc., Public Relations Society of America, R.R. Public Relations Association, National Academy of Sciences (director transportation research, planning, administration of transportation safety committee, railroad-highway grade crossing safety committee), Women's Transportation Seminar, Arizona Federation Women's Clubs (named president of year 196—), Arizona Safety Association (safety recognition award 1975), General Federation Women's Clubs (international board directors), National Association Women Highway Safety Leaders, Society Government Planners, Inc., Phi Theta Kappa. Republican. Quaker.


Married George B. Oliphant, September 25, 1955. Children: David, Wendell, Rebecca.

Ernest E. Reid

Beulah A. (Jones) Reid

George B. Oliphant

David Oliphant

Wendell Oliphant

Rebecca Oliphant