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James Morton Montgomery, American public relations executive. Named to Georgia Public Relations Hall of Fame, Order of the Phoenix.


Montgomery, James Morton was born on July 4, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Hugh Nelson and Sidney Tazewell (Morton) Montgomery.


Bachelor of Arts Alabama, 1953. Master of Business Administration, University Alabama, 1958.


Marketing instructor University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1953-1954, 56-57. Director publications Gulf States Paper Corporation, 1957-1960, advertising director, 1960-1963, public relations manager, 1963-1971, corporation communications manager, 1971-1976. Vice president public information American Forest Institute, Washington, 1976-1977, vice president regions Atlanta, 1980-1986.

Executive vice president Southern Forest Institute, 1977-1986. President Montgomery & Associates, public relations and marketing, since 1986. Communications consultant, Atlanta, 1973-1986.

Guest, adjunct lecturer various universities in Alabama and Georgia, since 1965. Coordinator Advertising Council Smokey Bear, New York City, 1970-1976.


Member advisory board Metro Atlanta Salvation Army, since 1993. Vice president University Alabama National Alumni Association, 1974-1975. Member State Republican Executive Committee, Alabama, 1962-1970.

1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1954-1956. Fellow Public Relations Society of America (accredited, chapter president 1972, national assembly 1973-1976, 80-81), Clan Montgomery Society International (president 1993-1995), Phoenix Society (trustee 1984-1985), Burns Club Atlanta (president 1990-1991), Kiwanis International (president Tuscaloosa Club 1972-1973), Altanta Club, Society Professional Journalists, Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Tau Delta.


Married Helen Patton Martin, June 12, 1954 (divorced October 1987). Children: Louis Martin, Caroline Montgomery Brown, Helen Montgomery DeBevoise, Fleta Montgomery Edwards. Married Helen Preston Tapp, January 29, 1994.

Hugh Nelson Montgomery

Sidney Tazewell (Morton) Montgomery

Helen Patton Martin

Helen Preston Tapp

Louis Martin Montgomery

Caroline Montgomery Brown Montgomery

Helen Montgomery DeBevoise Montgomery

Fleta Montgomery Edwards Montgomery