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public relations executive

Thomas L. Harris, American public relations executive. Served with United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Public Relations Society of America (Gold Anvil award 2000).

Background

Harris, Thomas L. was born on April 18, 1931 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of James and Leona (Blum) Harris.

Education

Bachelor, University Michigan, 1953. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1956.

Career

Executive vice president Daniel J. Edelman Inc., Chicago, 1957-1967. Vice president public relations Neddham Harper & Steers, 1967-1972. President Foote Cone & Belding Public Relations, 1973-1978, Golin-Harris Communications Inc., Chicago, 1978-1989, also vice chairman.

Adjunct professor Medill School Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, 1987—2002. Managing partner Thomas L. Harris & Company, Highland Park, since 1992.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Public Relations Society of America (Gold Anvil award 2000).

Connections

Married JoAnn K. Karch, April 14, 1957. Children: James Harris, Theodore Harris.

father:
James Harris

mother:
Leona (Blum) Harris

spouse:
JoAnn K. Karch

children:
James Harris

Theodore Harris