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Howard Gale Stokes

advertising , motion pictures.

Howard Gale Stokes, American advertising, motion pictures. awarded alumni medal, 1945. Member Theta Nu Epsilon, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Skull and Scroll.


Stokes, Howard Gale was born on June 30, 1888 in Hermon, New York, United States. Son of Frank Adelbert and Carrie Adelaide (Gale) Stokes.


Bachelor of Arts, Colgate, 1911, Master of Arts, 1934.


Advertising copywriter, 1911-1912. Copy manager New York Telephone Сompany, 1912-1919. Production manager Prizma Color Pictures, 1919-1920.

Editor Capitol Theater Colorland Review, 1920. Vice president Prizma, Inc., 1920-1924. Executive assistant American Telegraph & Telephone Сompany, 1924-1925.

Motion picture director, 1925-1929. Development manager educational department Electrical Research Products, Inc., subsidiary of Western Electric Company, 1929-1931. Became director of Development Erpi Picture Consultants, Inc., 1931.

Advertising supervisor American Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1936-1946, radio advertising manager, 1946-1948. Delaware convention of Advertising Federation of America, Berlin, 1929. Director Colgate University Alumni Corporation, 1935-1938, president, 1940-1944.

Nat. chairman Colgate University Alumni Fund, 1935-1938. Trustee Colgate University, 1937-1946, awarded alumni medal, 1945.


  • Author: (with F. L. Devereux) The Educational Talking Picture. Scenario

  • —Golden Years of Progress— of motion picture shown by Advertising Foundation American during Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago. Author, director or production manager more than 200 scientific industrial or educational motion pictures.


Member Theta Nu Epsilon, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Skull and Scroll. Clubs: Advertising (New York).


Married Ulga Ultima Muller, April.; married second, Ida Jane Basett, December 3, 1932. Children: Gale, Jane Austin.

Frank Adelbert Stokes

Carrie Adelaide (Gale) Stokes

Ulga Ultima Muller

Ida Jane Basett

Gale Stokes

Jane Austin Stokes