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Robert Thomas Reilly, American writer. Accredited public relations. Named Boss of Year, Nebraska Secretaries, 1969, Journalist of Year, Midland College, 1977; recipient Hibernian award Jameson Whiskies, 1981, Fonda/McGuire award Omaha Playhouse, 1954.

Background

Reilly, Robert Thomas was born on July 21, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph Michael and Elizabeth Hildergard (Cull) Reilly.

Education

Bachelor, Suffolk University, 1947. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1948. Postgraduate, Boston University, 1950.

Career

Production manager, Lawrence Advertising Agency, Boston, 1946-1950;public relations director, Creighton U., Omaha, 1950-1966;vice president, partner, Holland Dreves Reilly, Inc., Omaha, 1966-1974;professor, communications, University Nebraska, Omaha, 1972-1987;writer, self-employed, Omaha, since 1954. Public relations consultant Bill Ramsey Associations, Omaha, since 1988.

Achievements

  • Accredited public relations.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 13 books including: Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal, Public Relations in Action, Irish Saints. Author numerous documentary film scripts. Contributor articles to journals.

Membership

Candidate 2d District Congress, Nebraska, 1970. Active numerous civic organizations including American Red Cross, National Conference Christians and Jews, others. 1st lieutenant infantry, United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

Member Public Relations Society of America (president 1988, Professional of Year award 1985), International Association Business Communicators, Omaha Press Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, reading, traveling.

Connections

Married Regina Marie McKenzie, June 9, 1945. Children: Kathleen, Eileen, Colleen, Michaela, Christine, Hugh, Moira, Donal, Michael, Pegeen.

father:
Joseph Michael Reilly

mother:
Elizabeth Hildergard (Cull) Reilly

spouse:
Regina Marie McKenzie

children:
Kathleen Reilly

Eileen Reilly

Colleen Reilly

Michaela Reilly

Christine Reilly

Hugh Reilly

Moira Reilly

Donal Reilly

Michael Reilly

Pegeen Reilly