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Public relations executive , writer

Peter Dor Hannaford, American public relations executive, writer. Shapiro fellow, George Washington University School Media public affairs, 2002.


Hannaford, Peter Dor was born on September 21, 1932 in Glendale, California, United States. Son of Donald R. and Elinor (Nielsen) Hannaford.


Bachelor of Arts California.


Vice president Kennedy-Hannaford, Inc., San Francisco and Oakland, California, 1957-1962, president, 1962-1967, Pettler & Hannaford, Inc., Oakland, 1967-1969. Vice president Wilton, Coombs & Colnett, Inc., 1969-1972. President Hannaford & Associate, Oakland, California, 1973.

Assistant to Governor of California. Director public affairs Governor Office, 1974. Chairman board Hannaford Company, Inc.

(formerly Deaver & Hannaford, Inc.), 1975-1995. Public Ferndale Enterprise, California, 1996-1998. President Hannaford Enterprises Inc., since 1998.

Senior counselor Associated Public-Safety Communications Officers Worldwide, since 2001. Editorial page editor Eureka Reporter, California, 2007—2009. Grand jury Humboldt Court, 2009—2010.

Vice chairman California Governor Consumer Fraud Task Force, 1972—1973. Board directors Eberle Communications Group Inc.



Member Alameda County Republican Central Committee, 1966-1974, Republican State Central Committee California, 1968-1974, Commonwealth Fund's Commission on Elderly People Living Alone, 1986-1991. Republican nominee for United States Congress, 1972. Governing board Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 1973-1974.

Trustee White House Preservation Fund, 1981-1989, public relations advisory committee United States Information Agency, 1981-1992. Advisory committee Mount Vernon 1991-1996. Finance advisory commission City of Eureka, California, since 2007.

Vice chairman Humboldt County Republican Central Commission, since 2010. 1st lieutenant Signal corpus, United States army, 1954-1956. Member of Author's Guild.


Married Irene Dorothy Harville, August 14, 1954. Children: Richard H., Donald R. World War II.

Donald R. Hannaford

Elinor (Nielsen) Hannaford

Irene Dorothy Harville

Richard H. Hannaford

Donald R. World War II Hannaford