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Publishing executive

William Donaldson Littleford, American Publishing executive. McAllister fellow Northwestern University, Chicago, 1987; named to the Public Hall of Fame, 1989; established William D. Littleford Foundation for Corporation Cmty. Svc., 1998. Member Beta Theta Pi, Creek Club (Locust Valley, New York), Harvard Club (New York City), Manhasset Bay Yacht Club (Port Washington, New York), Sands PointGolf Club (Port Washington).

Background

Littleford, William Donaldson was born on August 4, 1914 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, United States. Son of Roger Seiter and Marjorie (Donaldson) Littleford.

Education

Student, University Cincinnati. Graduate advanced management program, Harvard University, 1951.

Career

With, Billboard Public, Inc., Cincinnati, 1934-1985; general manager, Billboard Public, Inc., 1943-1958; president, Billboard Public, Inc., 1958-1976; Chairman of the Board, Billboard Public, Inc., 1976-1985; chairman emeritus, Billboard Public, Inc., since 1985. Director Littleford Brothers, Inc. Honorary director Advertising Council, American Business Press, 1958-1985, Chairman of the Board, 1960-1961, Audit Bureau Circulations, 1959-1967, Magazine Publications Association, 1967-1985, 2d Class Mail Publs., 1962-1970, Pensord Press Ltd., Wales, United Kingdom, 1969-1986, United Color Press, Dayton, Ohio, 1970-1987, Viegues Conservation and History Trust, 1987-1998.

Membership

Member Beta Theta Pi, Creek Club (Locust Valley, New York), Harvard Club (New York City), Manhasset Bay Yacht Club (Port Washington, New York), Sands PointGolf Club (Port Washington).

Connections

Married Mariana Weber, May 8, 1936 (deceased February 1958). Children: Anne, Michael. Married Marian Hastings Towne, August 20, 1958.

Children: Joseph M. Towne, Marian Towne.

father:
Roger Seiter Littleford

mother:
Marjorie (Donaldson) Littleford

spouse:
Marian Hastings Towne

spouse:
Mariana Weber

child:
Marian Towne Littleford

child:
Anne Littleford

child:
Joseph M. Towne Littleford

child:
Michael Littleford