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John Russell Gnau

public relations executive

John Russell Gnau, American public relations executive.

Background

Gnau, John Russell was born on March 3, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of John Russell and Constance L. Gnau.

Education

Student journalism, University Detroit, 1948-1951.

Career

Manager sales and promotion department Station WWJ-television, Detroit, 1951-1954. General agent Ohio State Life, 1954-1968. Vice president marketing Alexander/Hamilton Life Insurance Company, Farmington, Michigan, 1968-1971.

Chairman board Gnau, Carter, Jacobsen, Washington and Detroit, 1984. Now chairman board Gnau & Associates, Inc. State chairman for Michigan, President Reagan campaign, 1976, 80, 84.

Chairman Oakland County (Michigan) Road Commission, since 1972. Trustee Bloomfield Township, 1962-1971. Named Man of Year, Ohio State Life Insurance Company, 1967.

Membership

Clubs: Oakland Hills Country.

Connections

Married Margaret Maher, July 25, 1952. Children– Kathleen, Russell III, Michael, Margaret, Julie.

father:
John Russell

mother:
Constance L. Gnau

spouse:
Margaret Maher

children:
Kathleen Gnau

Russell III Gnau

Michael Gnau

Margaret Gnau

Julie Gnau