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communications and graphic designer

Richard Dana Sheaff, American Graphic designer. Avocations: collecting early American glass, photography, antiques, postal history, ephemera. M C.


Sheaff, Richard Dana was born on April 26, 1944 in Winchester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Harold Dana and Edna Mae (Mosher) Sheaff.


Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1966. Master of Fine Arts in Visual Comm./Design, Syracuse (New York ) University, 1977.


Assistant media buyer, Benton & Bowles Inc., New York City, 1966;account executive, Donald W. Gardner, Inc., Boston, 1966-1967;technical consultant, International Pers. Cons., Hanover, N.H., 1968-1969;operations coordinator, N.H.-Tomorrow, Concord, 1969-1971;consultant, Dartmouth College, Hanover, 1972-1973;design consultant, United States Postal Svc., Washington, since 1983;senior designer, Gregory Fossell Associations, Boston, 1977-1978;president, creative director, Sheaff Design, Inc., Needham, Massachusetts, 1978-1989;creative consultant, R. Dana Sheaff & Company, Norwood, Massachusetts, since 1989. President Glass Art Center, Bradford College, since 1996.

Consultant in field.


  • Avocations: collecting early American glass, photography, antiques, postal history, ephemera. M C.


Advisory board Mount Ida, Newton, Massachusetts, 1992-1995. Chairman, Board Of Directors Upper Valley Children's Center, Lebanon, N.H., 1968-1969. Project coordinator The Upper Valley Project, Hanover, N.H., 1972-1973.

With United States Army Reserve, 1966-1969. Member Society Printers (member county 1986-1988), National Early American Glass Club, American Institute Graphic Arts, American Philatelic Society, American Revenue Association, Ephemera Society American (board directors since 1996), Society for Protection of N.H. Forests.


  • Other Interests

    Collecting early american glass, photography, antiques, postal history, ephemera.


Married Cheryl Ann Barchard Ferguson, July 18, 1970 (divorced October 1984). 1 stepchild, Leonard Sean. Married Margaret Jean Reiley, November 11, 1987.

1 child, Dana.

Harold Dana Sheaff

Edna Mae (Mosher) Sheaff

Cheryl Ann Barchard Ferguson

Margaret Jean Reiley

Dana Sheaff