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Communications consultant

James Ovila Trudeau, American communications consultant. Recipient Merit award, New York State Assembly, 1982, Achievement award, New York State Senate, 1982. Board directors Rockland County Association Visually Impaired; Member of Public Relations Society New York, National Association Science Writers, Public Relations Society America.

Background

Trudeau, James Ovila was born on October 25, 1916 in Willimantic, Connecticut, United States. Son of Florimond Ovila and Anastasia Veronica (O'Donoghue) Trudeau.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Ohio University, 1941.

Career

Reporter, Bridgeport (Connecticut) Time-Star, 1939-1941. Public relations specialist, editor General Electric, 1948-1950. Editor Moody's Investors Svc., 1946-1948.

Public relations director Otis Elevator Company, 1950-1956, Babcock & Wilcox Company, 1956-1968. President Wyle Associations, Inc., 1968-1977. Vice president Orange & Rockland Utilities, 1977-1984.

Member of advisory committee New York State Energy Education Project. Board of directors Rockland County Association Visually Impaired.

Membership

Member of advisory committee New York State Energy Education Project. Board of directors Rockland County Association Visually Impaired. Served as naval aviator United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945.

Member Public Rels. Society American, National Association Science Writers, Public Rels. Society New York.

Connections

Married J. Lyn Gordon, May 21, 1975. Children by previous marriage: Rita Louise, Nan Michele Trudeau Glidden, Jacqueline Marie Neill.

father:
Florimond Ovila Trudeau

mother:
Anastasia Veronica (O'Donoghue) Trudeau

spouse:
J. Lyn Gordon

child:
Rita Louise Trudeau

child:
Jacqueline Marie Neill Trudeau

child:
Nan Michele Trudeau Glidden Trudeau