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Public relations consultant , writer

Robert Kenneth Otterbourg, American Public relations consultant, writer.


Otterbourg, Robert Kenneth was born on January 26, 1930 in New York City. Son of Albert Marcus and Frances (Roset) Otterbourg.


Bachelor, Colgate University, 1951; Master of Science, Columbia University, 1954.


Reporter, editor Fairchild Publications, New York City, 1953-1957. Editor McGraw-Hill Public Company, 1957-1959. Vice president public relations Charles Mathieu & Company, 1959-1961.

President public relations Otterbourg & Company, New York City, 1962-1969, 71–. Senior vice president Daniel J. Edelman, 1970.



Legislation assistant New York State Senate, 1962-1964. Member executive committee Columbia University School Journalism, New York City, 1980-1993, president executive committee, 1985-1987. Trustee Flat Rock Nature Center, president, 1991-1992.

Trustee Planned Parenthood Bergen County, 1985-1988, vice president, 1986-1988. Trustee Urban League for Bergen County, 1988-1993. Chairman Durham County Library., 1997-1999, Executive Service Corps of the Greater Triangle.

Board directors Colgate University Alumni Corporation, 1969-1973. Board directors, president Threshold, 2003. President Triangle Radio Reading Service, 2004, trustee, Reth Conference Library.

Foundation, 2010, Rurman County Library. Foundation, 2010. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Member Columbia University Graduate School Journalism Alumni Association (president 1985-1987, board member, senior pharmassist 2008).


Married Susan Delman, April 14, 1957. Children— Laura Ann, Kenneth Douglas.

Albert Marcus Otterbourg

Frances (Roset) Otterbourg

Susan Delman

Laura Ann Otterbourg

Kenneth Douglas Otterbourg