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marketing consultant

Jim Lee Early, American marketing consultant. awards 1973-1984, 87, 96), Sigma Delta Chi. Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1954.; Member Radio-television News Dirs. Association, National Press; Club (ad awards 1973-1984, 87, 96), Sigma Delta Chi. Sigma Phi Epsilon (life).; Club: Kiwanis.

Background

Early, Jim Lee was born on February 15, 1933 in Somerset, Kentucky, United States. Son of Lawrence LeRoy and Josephine (Smith) Early.

Education

Student U. Tenn.

Career

News director Station WATE-television, Knoxville, 1954—1960, Station WLOS-television, Asheville, North Carolina, 1960—1961, Station WBIR-television, Knoxville, 1961—1971. Vice president Clayton Corporation, 1971—1973. President Early & Associates, Inc., since 1973.

Marketing consultant Family Inns of America, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, since 1975.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Newsfilm Standards, 1968.

Membership

Director Big Brothers, Knoxville, 1968, E. Tennessee Children's Rehabilitation Center, Knoxville, since 1970. Active E. Tennessee Heart Association, Knoxville, since 1971. Director University Tennessee Theatre Board, since 1990.

Served United States Air Force, 1951-1954. Member Radio-television News Directors Association, National Press Club, Knoxville Advertising Club (ad awards 1973-1984, 87, 96), Sigma Delta Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon (life), Kiwanis.

Connections

Married Dena LaRue Yearout, October 18, 1953. Children: Jama Lou Early Wall, James Steven, Christopher Lawrence.

father:
Lawrence LeRoy Early

mother:
Josephine (Smith) Early

spouse:
Dena LaRue Yearout

child:
James Steven Early

child:
Jama Lou Early Wall Early

child:
Christopher Lawrence Early