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communications educator

Paul Alfred Pratte, American communications educator. Ford Foundation fellow, 1964. Vice president Republican Party Precinct, Honolulu, 1974; secretary Democratic Party Precinct, Provo, 1990. Member American Society Newspaper Editors (historian since 1990), American Journalism Historians Association (board directors since 1982), Society Professional Journalists.

Background

Pratte, Paul Alfred was born on June 6, 1938 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Son of Joseph Louis and Olive Elizabeth (Fraser) Pratte.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Brigham Young University, 1962. Master of Arts in Communications, Brigham Young University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies, University Hawaii, 1976.

Career

Administrative assistant Senate Minority Office, Honolulu, 1969-1979. Reporter Salt Lake Tribune, Provo Herald, Utah, 1958-1959, Provo Bureau, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, 1961-1964, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1964-1969. Coordinator marine advisory program University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1979-1981.

Associate professor Shippensburg (Pennsylvania) University, 1981-1984, Brigham Young University, Provo, since 1984. Visiting professor American Press Institute, Reston, Virginia, 1983.

Views

Salvation is eternal life. The ideal of salvation is to live forever as a family in the highest heaven of the celestial kingdom.

Membership

Vice president Republican Party Precinct, Honolulu, 1974. Secretary Democratic Party Precinct, Provo, 1990. Member American Society Newspaper Editors (historian since 1990), American Journalism Historians Association (board directors since 1982), Society Professional Journalists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Jogging, reading.

Connections

Married June E. Turner, November 21, 1962. Children: Derek, Mitchell, Christopher, Doran, Alison.

father:
Joseph Louis Pratte

mother:
Olive Elizabeth (Fraser) Pratte

spouse:
June E. Turner

children:
Derek Pratte

Mitchell Pratte

Christopher Pratte

Doran Pratte

Alison Pratte