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James Anthony Shanahan, business executive. Served with United States Marine Corps, World War I, with United States Coast Guard Reserve, World World War World War II; Member of Commercial (San Francisco); Art Directors (Chicago).

Background

Shanahan, James Anthony was born on February 21, 1898 in Omaha. Son of David Lawrence and Mary Ellen (Rush) Shanahan.

Education

Student, Creighton University, 1918.

Career

Reporter, city editor, Omaha Daily News and Omaha World-Herald, 1915-1927; instructor public relations and advertising, Creighton U., Omaha, 1925-1928; founder, Shanahan-Docherty Company, Omaha, 1933; president, Shanahan-Docherty Company, Omaha, 1933-1945; founder, editor, More Business (national advertising magazine), Chicago, 1936-1939; co-founder, managing director, Art Center, Chicago, 1939-1944; founder, editor, Bon Appetit magazine, 1955-1963; president, Seacliff Press, San Francisco, since 1943; president, James A. Shanahan & Associations, Inc., Chicago and San Francisco, since 1943; president, Bilger Monorail International Inc., since 1982; president, executive secretary, Catholic Press Association. Executive secretary Catholic Press Association United States, Chicago, 1944-1947. Managing director The Queen's Work, St. Louis, 1946-1947.

Public relations counsel to publications, Chgo.and San Francisco, since 1944.

Membership

Served with United States Marine Corps, World War I, with United States Coast Guard Reserve, World World War World War II. Member of Commercial (San Francisco). Art Directors (Chicago).

Connections

Married Mary Juanita Michael Burke, August 25, 1918. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Rosemary.

father:
David Lawrence Shanahan

mother:
Mary Ellen (Rush) Shanahan

spouse:
Mary Juanita Michael Burke

child:
Mary Elizabeth Shanahan

child:
Rosemary Shanahan