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consultant , Public relations executive

James Ronald Palmquist, American public relations executive, consultant. Recipient Press News award, Associated Press, 1961, Associated Press Commendation award, 1961, Staff award, Station WGAN-television, 1967.


Palmquist, James Ronald was born on March 10, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Paul Emil and Bertha Amanda (Johnson) Palmquist.


Bachelor in Journalism, University Denver, 1960. Postgraduate, University Colorado, Denver, 1963. Postgraduate, Boston University, 1979.


News reporter, editor, anchor, photographer, radio news director Colorado Radio and television Stations, 1953—1966. Managing editor, co-anchor, acting news director, political reporter, assignment editor Station WGAN-television-AM-FM, Portland, Maine, 1966—1978. Co-founder, editor Business Digest, 1978—1979.

Public relations counselor, consultant, author, photographer Cape Elizabeth, since 1979. Guest lecturer University Southern Maine. Workshop-seminar coordinator.

Correspondent, stringer ABC Radio, Mutual, Columbia Broadcasting System Radio, United Press International and Associated Press, 1953—1978. Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1952, with Air National Guard, 1951-1953.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Pine Tree Flyer, since 1981. Contributor articles & photographs to model magazines, photography to magazine.


Board directors Community Counseling Center, 1980—1982, Maine Publicity Bureau, 1981—1982. Member Governor's Advisory Council Small Business. Cape Elizabeth representative Greater Portland Area Development Council, 1979—1981.

Member Maine Advisory Council Small Business Administration, 1982—1989. Advisory board member Community Intertainment Agency. Board directors 1st Radio Parish Church, Portland.

Member of Seashore Trolly Museum, ready reckoner History Society Maine, Lutheran in Media, Maine Association Broadcasters, Professional Consultant (Maine), Society Professional Journalists, Maine Press Association, Maine Public Relations Council, Public Relations Society America, Counselors Academy, 470 ready reckoner Club (Portland), Torch Club Western Maine, Rotary Club.


Married Sandra Lyons Palmquist, November 3, 1958. Children: Jennifer Lynn Palmquist Cameron, James R.

Paul Emil Palmquist

Bertha Amanda (Johnson) Palmquist

Sandra Lyons Palmquist

Jennifer Lynn Palmquist Cameron Palmquist

James R. Palmquist