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Walter Howard Clifford, American television production consultant, author, travel writer. Named to Alaska Hall of Fame, 1997.

Background

Clifford, Walter Howard was born on July 14, 1912 in Wausau, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Walter and Katherine (Clarke) Clifford.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Puget Sound, 1934.

Career

Chief photographer, aviation editor, Tacoma News Tribune, 1936-1956;director advertising public relations, Pacific Northern Airlines, Seattle, 1956-1967;regional public relations manager, Western Air Lines, Seattle, 1967-1977;vice president public affairs, Aeroamerica, Seattle, 1978;president, Sourdough Enterprises, Seattle, since 1978;manager corporation communications, Tour Alaska, Seattle, 1987-1988;director corporation communications, Princess Tours, Seattle, 1988-1989;director public relations, Princess Tours, Seattle, 1989-1992;associate producer, MEC Prodns., Delray Beach, Florida, 1993-1995.

Works

Membership

Director Seattle Public Relations Roundtable, 1963-1964, 73-75. With United States Marine Corps, 1944-1946. Member Public Relations Society of America (accredited), Puget Sound Sportswriters and Sportscasters (president 1986-1988), Northwest Outdoors Writers Association, Washington Press Association, Seattle-Tacoma Newspaper Guild (president 1955), Pacific Northwest INdsl.

Editors Association (president 1970), Society of America Travel Writers (chairman Western chapter 1980-1982), International Airline Ski Federation (president 1976-1984), National Outlaw and Lawman Association, National Associate for Outlaw and Lawman History, Seattle Freelances (president since 1998).

Connections

Married Margaret Ellis, November 1935 (divorced 1945). 1 child, Sally Mae (Mistress William Weber). Married Phyllis Jean Rice, November 18, 1946 (divorced 1961).

1 child, Karen Lynn (Mistress Karen Doran). Married Joan Grant, April, 1961 (deceased). Married Henrietta Thompson, October 6, 1967 (divorced March 1995).

father:
Walter Clifford

mother:
Katherine (Clarke) Clifford

spouse:
Margaret Ellis

spouse:
Phyllis Jean Rice

spouse:
Joan Grant

spouse:
Henrietta Thompson

child:
Sally Mae Clifford (Mistress William Weber)

child:
Karen Lynn Clifford (Mistress Karen Doran)