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Public relations executive , Presidential assistant

Thomas Cecil Griscom, American Presidential assistant, public relations executive. Named Outstanding Government Communicator, Washington, 1983.

Background

Griscom, Thomas Cecil was born on November 13, 1949 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. Son of Frank Norris and Louise Griscom.

Education

Bachelor in English, University Tennessee, 1971.

Career

Reporter, Chattanooga Times, 1969; reporter, Chattanooga News-Free Press, 1971-1978; press secretary, Sen. Howard Baker, 1978-1984; executive director, Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, 1985-1986; assistant to President for communications and planning, Office of President of the United States, Washington, since 1987; president, Ogilvy and Mather, Washington, since 1987; West chair communication public affairs, U. Tennessee, Chattanooga, since 1988; executive vice president external relations, R. J. Reynolds, Winstom-Salem, North Carolina, since 1990.

Membership

Board advisers Tennessee Aquarium and Center for Study of Presidency. Board visitors Wake Forest University. Trustee Winston-Salem State University.

Board visitors University Tennessee College Communications With adjunct general corps United States Army, 1972-1980. Member Senate Press Association (officer 1980-1984), Tennessee State Society (officer 1980-1984), Alpha Society, Chattanooga Ambassador Corps.

Connections

Married Marion Dobbins, July 9, 1971. Children: Thomas, William, Patricia.

father:
Frank Norris

mother:
Louise Griscom

spouse:
Marion Dobbins

child:
Patricia Griscom

child:
William Griscom

child:
Thomas Griscom