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Walter Atkinson Damtoft Edit Profile

Editor , consultant , Publishing executive

Walter Atkinson Damtoft, American Editor, publisher. President Garrett Park (Maryland.) Citizen's Association, 1969-1970; member Garrett Park Town Council, 1972-1976. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Society Professional Journalists, Men's Garden Club Asheville, RiverLink, Phi Delta Theta.

Background

Damtoft, Walter Atkinson was born on June 1, 1922 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Walter Julius and Dorothy (Atkinson) Damtoft.

Education

Student, Yale University, 1941. Bachelor of Science in Commerce, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1947.

Career

Salesman, Station WKIX, Columbia, South Carolina., 1947; reporter, Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, 1947-1950; reporter, city editor, Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen, 1950-1955; city editor, Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, 1956-1958; North Carolina editor, Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, 1958-1960; Carolinas editor, Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, 1960-1962; writer, National Observer, Silver Spring, Maryland., 1962-1969; news editor, National Observer, Silver Spring, Maryland., 1969-1972; senior editor, National Observer, Silver Spring, Maryland., 1972-1977; editor, public, American Way magazine, Fort Worth, 1977-1985; editor, public, Associate of Arts Magazine Publs., 1985-1986; editor-in-chief, Associate of Arts Magazine Publs., 1986-1987; magazine consultant, since 1987. Seminar leader American Press Institute, 1957.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: (book) The Consumer's Handbook II, 1971, Here's Help, 1974.

Membership

President Garrett Park (Maryland.) Citizen's Association, 1969-1970. Member Garrett Park Town Council, 1972-1976. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

Member Society Professional Journalists, Men's Garden Club Asheville, RiverLink, Phi Delta Theta.

Connections

Married Janet Russell, March 31, 1951. Children— Russell Walter, Lisa.

father:
Walter Julius Damtoft

mother:
Dorothy (Atkinson) Damtoft

spouse:
Janet Russell

children:
Lisa Damtoft

Russell Walter Damtoft