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Advertising and public relations executive

Howard Clifton Skelton, American advertising and public relations executive. Recipient Danforth Foundation award, 1950, United Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser award Salvation Army Bell Ringer award, 200 Addy awards.


Skelton, Howard Clifton was born on March 6, 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Howard Clifton Senior and Sarah Ethel (Holmes) Skelton.


Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, 1955.


Copywriter Rich's, Inc., Atlanta, 1955-1959, Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, 1959-1961. Director advertising and sales promotion Callaway Mills, Inc., LaGrange, 1961-1965, Thomasville Furniture Industries, North Carolina, 1965-1966. Vice president in charge of fashion and textiles Gaynor & Ducas, New York City, 1966-1970.

Director communications Collins & Aikman, 1970-1973. Vice president Marketplace, Inc., Atlanta, 1973-1974. Vice president communications and marketing International City Corporation, 1974-1975.

Chairman Howard Skelton Associates, Sarasota, Florida, from 1976.


With Signal Corps, Army of the United States, 1956-1958. Member New York Advertising Federation, Atlanta Advertising Federation, Suncoast Advertising Club, Tampa Advertising Federation, Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Augustine Art Association, United Way (Sarasota chapter past board directors), Salvation Army (past board advisors), Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Centre Club (Tampa), Omicron Delta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Delta Chi.


Married Winifred Harriet Karger, May 19, 1962. 1 child, Susan Lynn.

Howard Clifton Senior Skelton

Sarah Ethel (Holmes) Skelton

Winifred Harriet Karger

Susan Lynn Skelton