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communications and education consultant

Robert Eugene Dressler, American communications and education consultant. Board governors Chicago chapter Academy Television Arts and Sciences, 1955-1963. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Background

Dressler, Robert Eugene was born on January 31, 1922 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Eugene Francis and Hazel Margaret (Smith) Dressler.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 1947;Master of Music, Northwestern University, 1948.

Career

Faculty Shawnee Mission (Kansas) High School, 1948-1949. Free lance composer/arranger/conductor New York City, 1949-1950. Faculty Jamestown (North Dakota) College, 1950-1953.

Faculty member, director Glee Club University Chicago, 1953-1954. Program manager, producer/director WMAQ-television (NBC), Chicago, 1954-1961. Director advertising public relations Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, 1961-1967.

Director Ampex Video Institute, Elk Grove, Illinois, 1967-1970. Co-owner Dressler & Robinson, Chicago, 1970-1972. General manager KOMU-television.

Associate professor University Missouri School Journalism, 1972-1974. President Southern Educational Communications Association, Columbia, South Carolina, 1974-1976. Consultant communications and education, 1976-1990.

Visiting professor Northwestern University, 1955-1956, Columbia College, Chicago, 1956.

Membership

Board governors Chicago chapter Academy Television Arts and Sciences, 1955-1963. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Connections

Married Marion E. Benken, December 28, 1949 (divorced). Children– Heidi, Bruce, Wendy, Brian, Suzanne. Married Patricia P. Peden, May 28, 1976.

father:
Eugene Francis Dressler

mother:
Hazel Margaret (Smith) Dressler

spouses:
Marion E. Benken

Patricia P. Peden

children:
Heidi Dressler

Bruce Dressler

Wendy Dressler

Brian Dressler

Suzanne Dressler