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Richard Patrick Frisbie, American Communications consultant, author. Recipient Best Magazine Article award Catholic Press Association, 1957.


Frisbie, Richard Patrick was born on November 27, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Chauncey Osborn and Pearl Genevieve (Harrison) Frisbie.


Bachelor, University Arizona, 1948.


Writer, editor, Chicago Daily News, 1948-1955;copy chief, Tempo, Inc., Chicago, 1956-1957;copy chief, Cunningham & Walsh, Chicago, 1958-1961;copy chief, Hill, Rogers, Mason & Scott, Chicago, 1961-1963;creative director, Campbell-Ewald Company, Chicago, 1964-1966;editor-in-chief, Chicago Magazine, 1971-1973;owner, Frisbie Communications, Chicago, since 1966;executive secretary, National Satellite Cable Association, Chicago, 1982-1983.



Trustee Arlington Heights (Illinois) Memorial Library., since 1967, treasurer, 1971-1973, president, 1973-1979, 99-2001, vice president and secretary, 1993-1997. Director North Suburban Library. System, Wheeling, Illinois, 1976-1977, treasurer, 1978, president, 1979-1981.

Director Illinois Center for the Book, Chicago, 1989-1993, president, 1991-1992. Served with United States Navy, 1945. Member American Library Association, Illinois Library.

Association (Intellectual Freedom award 2004, Trustee of Year 2004), Authors Guild, Society Midland Authors (president 1985-1988, Lifetime Achievement award 2000), Chicago Press Veterans.


Married Margery Rowbottom, June 3, 1950. Children: Felicity, Anne Celeste, Thomas, Ellen, Paul, Patrick, Teresa, Margaret.

Chauncey Osborn Frisbie

Pearl Genevieve (Harrison) Frisbie

Margery Rowbottom

Felicity Frisbie

Anne Celeste Frisbie

Thomas Frisbie

Ellen Frisbie

Paul Frisbie

Patrick Frisbie

Teresa Frisbie

Margaret Frisbie