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Copywriter

Roger Anthony Purdon, American copywriter. Named First Byline Life Magazine Advertising Copy Writer, 1950, Creative Man Year, Puck American Weekly, 1958. With United States Merchant Marine, 1942-1946. Member Copy Research Council New York.

Background

Purdon, Roger Anthony was born on August 5, 1915 in Camden, New Jersey, United States. Son of David and Mary Elizabeth (Duffy) Purdon.

Education

Student, New York University, 1933-1934;student, Pace U., 1934-1938.

Career

Vice president, creative director, Bryan Houston Company. New York City, 1952-1955;senior vice president, creative director, McCann Erickson, New York City, 1955-1961;president, creative director, KUDNER, New York City, 1961-1965;vice president creative director, D'ARCY, New York City, 1965-1967;creative director, London Press Exch., 1967-1970;vice-president, director, National Advertising Review Board, 1971-1974;vice president corporation, development, Lefton Company. New York City, 1974-1977;vice president, James Neal Harvey, New York City, 1980-1982;president, Purdon Creative, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, since 1982.

Membership

With United States Merchant Marine, 1942-1946. Member Copy Research Council New York.

Connections

Married Marie Tully, December 1, 1939. Children: Anne Marie, Roger, Liam.

father:
David Purdon

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Duffy) Purdon

spouse:
Marie Tully

children:
Anne Marie Purdon

Roger Purdon

Liam Purdon