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Harry Alban Dolphin, American writer. Recipient George Washington medal National Freedom Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1963, Honor Citation National Press Photographers Association, Houston, 1966, Commander's medal Engineers Missouri River Division, Omaha, 1987; named Honorary Citizen Mayor and City Council, Omaha, 1964.


Dolphin, Harry Alban was born on October 4, 1924 in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. Son of George Marcellus and Dora Mary (McCarthy) Dolphin.


Bachelor of Science, Creighton University, 1949. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1958.


Appraiser, Jackson County, Maquoketa, Iowa., 1949;state editor, Muscatine (Iowa) Journal, 1949-1951;instructor, Creighton U., Omaha, 1951-1957;news bureau director, Creighton U., Omaha, 1955-1962;public relations director, Creighton U., Omaha, 1962-1967;public affairs officer, Army Engineers Omaha district, 1967-1969;public affairs officer, Missouri River Division Engineers, Omaha, 1969-1987;private practice writing and consultant, Omaha, since 1987. Member public relations committee Creighton U., Omaha, since 1982, American Cancer Society, Omaha, since 1989.


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  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Public Relations: The Necessary Art, 1988. Contributor articles to professional journals and encyclopedias.


Public relations consultant Police Division, Omaha, 1962-1968. Member public relations advisory board School District 66, Omaha, since 1988. Sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946, PTO. Member Public Relations Society of America (liaison student chapter 1989, Professional of Year Nebraska chapter 1991), Society of America Military Engineers (public chairman 1985-1986), Nebraska Writers Guild (president 1987-1989), Omaha Press Club (treasurer 1965-1966, ethics committee since 1983), Baker St. Irregulars (bugler since 1963).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, aviation history, classical music, spectatorsports.


Married Lois Jean Miller, September 25, 1951. 1 child, Brian K.

George Marcellus Dolphin

Dora Mary (McCarthy) Dolphin

Lois Jean Miller

Brian K. Dolphin