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Grace Kaminkowitz, American writer, consultant, public official. Recipient Golden Trumpet award Publicity Club Chicago, 1967, 1968, Superior Communications award American Association Port Authorities, 1977.


Kaminkowitz, Grace was born on May 23, 1935 in New York City. Daughter of Louis and Gertrude (Noachs) Kaminkowitz.


Bachelor, University Iowa, 1955. Postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1958.


Copywriter, retail advertising manager, Montgomery Ward & Company, Chicago, 1955-1961;advertising copy chief, vice president marketing, Helene Curtis Industries, Inc., Chicago, 1961-1975;vice president, president, New Dimensions Marketing, Inc., Chicago, 1975-1984;public affairs consultant, Grace Kaminkowitz Enterprises, Chicago, since 1984;political columnist, Today's Chicago Woman, since 1986;aging columnist, Pioneer Press, Wilmette, Illinois, 1988-1994;political columnist, Crain's Chicago Business, since 1989;commissioner, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Chicago, since 1988. Board directors Associate of Science in Nursing Public Company, San Marcos, California, since 1977.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals and magazines.


National steering committee National Women's Political Caucus, Washington, since 1985. Executive board Illinois Women's Political Caucus, Springfield, since 1983. Chair Chicago Women's Political Caucus, 1983-1990.

Vice president European Research Area Illinois, Chicago, 1980-1982. Advisory committee Illinois Governor's Council on Health and Physical Fitness, Springfield, since 1980. Member Business and Professional Women, Chicago Area Public Affairs Group, Chicago Women in Government Relations, Women in Communications, Inc.

(president Chicago chapter, 1966-1967, Distinguished Service award 1968, 70, Headliner 1980, Lifetime Achievement award 1995).


Louis Kaminkowitz

Gertrude (Noachs) Kaminkowitz