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marketing professional , newspaper executive

Thomas Rae Hemmens, American newspaper executive, marketing professional.


Hemmens, Thomas Rae was born on July 29, 1937 in Ottawa, Illinois, United States. Son of Marcus Thomas and Lillian Mae (Griffin) Hemmens.


Assembler Bentson Manufacturing, Aurora, Illinois, 1955-1957. Sales, assistant department manager Sears Robeuck & Company, 1957-1959. With classified advertising sales Aurora Beacon News, 1959-1968, retail advertising sales, 1968-1981.

Advertising sales, insert coordinator Naperville (Illinois) Sun, 1982-1984, marketing director, since 1984.


Board directors DuPage Board Junior Achievement, 1984-1988. Section leader Naperville Young Men’s Christian Association Fund Drive, 1987, 88. Member International Newspaper Marketing Association, International Platform Association, Naperville Chamber of Commerce (Ambassador of Year 1985, member Trade Fair Committee since 1984, chairman ambassador committee since 1986, board directors since 1987, division leader membership doctor 1988), Lisle Chamber of Commerce, Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce, Aurora Chamber of Commerce (chairman special events committee 1987-1988, member corridor group, Illinois Business Week planning committee), Lions (chairman publicity committee Naperville since 1986, President's award 1987), Moose.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, magic.


Married Doris Jean Lamb, June 22, 1957 (divorced February 1980). Children: Thomas Rae Junior, Deborah Jean.

Marcus Thomas Hemmens

Lillian Mae (Griffin) Hemmens

Doris Jean Lamb

Thomas Rae Junior Hemmens

Deborah Jean Hemmens