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Publishing company executive

James Kennedy Gillam, American publishing company executive. Division chairman Cleveland United Torch Doctor, 1972-1973. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Business/Professional Advertisers Association (vice president Cleveland chapter 1961-1962, international vice president 1973-1974), Hermit Club, Pine Lake Trout Club, Delta Chi, Alpha Phi Omega.

Background

Gillam, James Kennedy was born on April 30, 1922 in Cleveland. Son of Frank Benson and Clara Louise (Koenig) Gillam.

Education

Student, DePauw University, 1940-1942;student, Western Reserve U., 1946-1948.

Career

Assistant public, Tooling and Production magazine, 1946-1949;Eastern sales manager, Jenkins Publs., 1949-1952;district manager, Steel magazine, 1952-1955;regional manager, Steel magazine, 1955-1964;sales manager, Steel magazine, 1964-1967;business manager, Steel magazine, 1967-1968;public, Industry Week magazine, 1968-1975;group vice president, Penton Public Company, Cleveland, 1972-1975;vice president public, Penton/IPC Inc., 1975-1978;senior vice president, Penton/IPC Inc., 1978-1983;senior vice president, Penton/IPC Inc., 1983-1989;executive vice president, Penton Public Inc., since 1983;consultant, Penton Public Inc., Association for Manufacturing Technology, Washington, since 1989.

Membership

Division chairman Cleveland United Torch Doctor, 1972-1973. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Business/Professional Advertisers Association (vice president Cleveland chapter 1961-1962, international vice president 1973-1974), Hermit Club, Pine Lake Trout Club, Delta Chi, Alpha Phi Omega.

Connections

Married Ruth A. Geddes, November 7, 1974. Children: Richard B., Diane L., David W., James K. Junior.

father:
Frank Benson Gillam

mother:
Clara Louise (Koenig) Gillam

spouse:
Ruth A. Geddes

children:
Richard B. Gillam

Diane L. Gillam

David W. Gillam

James K. Junior Gillam