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Phyllis May Ford Choyke Edit Profile

also known as Mrs. Arthur Davis Choyke Jr.

Editor , Management executive , poet

Phyllis May Ford Choyke, American Management executive, editor, poet. Bonbright scholar, 1942.


Choyke, Phyllis May Ford was born on October 25, 1921 in Buffalo. Daughter of Thomas Cecil and Vera (Buchanan) Ford.


Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Northwestern University, 1942.


Reporter, City News Bureau, Chicago, 1942-1943; Reporter, Metropolitan section Chicago Tribune, Chicago, 1943-1944; feature writer, Office of War Information, New York City, 1944-1945; secretary corporation, Artcrest Products Company, Inc., Chicago, 1958-1988; vice president, Artcrest Products Company, Inc., Chicago, 1964-1988; president, The Partford Corporation, Chicago, 1988-1990. Founder, director Harper Square Press division, 1966-1990.


Member of Daughters of the American Revolution (correspondent secretary General Henry Dearborn chapter 1991-1992, treasurer 1992—2003, regent 2003-2006), Academy American Poets (New York City), Poetry Society of America (New York City), Chicago Press Veterans Association, Society Midland Authors (board directors since 1987, treasurer 1988-1993, president 1993-1995, membership director 1997-1998, correspondent secretary since 1999), Mystery Writers American (associate), John Evans Club (Northwestern University), Arts Club Chicago.


Married Arthur Davis Choyke Junior, August 18, 1945. Children: Christopher Ford, Tyler Van.

Thomas Cecil Ford

Vera (Buchanan) Ford

Arthur Davis Choyke Junior

Christopher Ford Choyke

Tyler Van Choyke