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newspaper executive

Lee Edward Dirks, American newspaper executive. Named Religion Writer of Year Religious Newswriters Association, 1964. Board directors National Ghost Ranch Foundation, Santa Fe, 1973-1997, Santa Fe Opera, 1998-2004; president Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, 2000-2004, director, since 2000; Member Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha, Las Campanas(Santa Fe).

Background

Dirks, Lee Edward was born on August 4, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Raymond Louis and Virginia Belle (Wagner) Dirks.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, DePauw University, 1956;Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1957.

Career

Reporter, Boston Globe, 1957;Reporter, National Observer, Washington, 1962-1965;news editor, National Observer, 1966-1968;securities analyst specializing in newspaper stocks, Dirks Brothers, Ltd., Washington, 1969-1971;securities analyst specializing in newspaper stocks, Delafield, Childs, Inc., Washington, 1971-1975;securities analyst specializing in newspaper stocks, Christian Science McKee & Company, Washington, 1975-1976;assistant to president, Detroit Free Press, 1976-1977;vice president, general manager, Detroit Free Press, 1977-1980;chairman, Dirks, Van Essen & Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 1980.

Membership

Board directors National Ghost Ranch Foundation, Santa Fe, 1973-1997, Santa Fe Opera, 1998-2004. President Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, 2000-2004, director, since 2000. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha, Las Campanas(Santa Fe).

Connections

Married Barbara Dee Nutt, June 16, 1956 (divorced January 1985). Children: Stephen Merle, Deborah Virginia, David Louis. Married Judith Ann Putman, December 28, 2001.

father:
Raymond Louis Dirks

mother:
Virginia Belle (Wagner) Dirks

spouses:
Barbara Dee Nutt

Judith Ann Putman

children:
Stephen Merle Dirks

Deborah Virginia Dirks

David Louis Dirks