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Frederick Albert Woodress, American writer. Recipient Best Dissertation award Ball State University, 1990, National Teacher award Society Professional Journalists, 1993.


Woodress, Frederick Albert was born on January 11, 1923 in St. Louis. Son of James L. and Jessie (Smith) Woodress.


AB, Antioch College, 1948. Master of Science, University Kentucky, 1971. Doctor of Education, Ball State University, 1989.


Stringer, reporter various Ohio and Missouri newspapers, 1939-1948. Free-lance writer, 1948-1949. Public relations assistant Methodist Division Foreign Missions, 1949.

Reporter, columnist, entertainment editor Birmingham (Alabama) Post-Herald, 1949-1955. Owner public relations, advertising consulting firm, 1955-1969. Assistant to chief administrator, public affairs director University Alabama Birmingham, 1964-1969.

Director public relations University Kentucky, Lexington, 1969-1971. Public relations consultant Woodress & Myers, Louisville, 1971-1973. Agent Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company, 1971-1973.

Marketing director Hunter Foundation health maintenance organization, Lexington, Kentucky, 1973-1976. Instructor University Kentucky Lexington, 1977-1979. National public relations director American Legion, Indianapolis and Washington, 1979-1982.

Associate professor United States Sports Academy, Daphne, Alabama, 1982-1984. Assistant professor Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1984-1994. Freelance writer, teacher, playwright, actor, since 1994.

Teacher advertising Birmingham Southern College, 1958. Instructor United States Sports Academy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, 1995-1998.



Information specialist, member staff hurricane duty United States Salvation Army, Haiti, 1963, New Orleans, 1965. Treasurer Heartland Stage Company, 2005-2007. With United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

Fellow Public Relations Society of America (vice president Alabama-Mississippi chapter, president Alabama chapter, chairman national membership committee, Presidential Citation 1968).


Married Anne Loraine Blackmon, December 31, 1953. 1 child, Cathy Loraine.

James L. Woodress

Jessie (Smith) Woodress

Anne Loraine Blackmon

Cathy Loraine Woodress