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newsletter publishing consultant

William Melvin Ray, American newsletter publishing consultant.

Background

Ray, William Melvin was born on March 13, 1935 in Dutch Mills, Arkansas, United States. Son of William Estes and Verda Lou (Robbins) Ray.

Education

Bachelor, University Redlands, 1959.

Career

Reporter, Sun-Telegram, San Bernardino, California, 1959-1960;sports editor, Times-Delta, Visalia, California, 1961-1962;reporter, Progress-Bulletin, Pomona, California, 1962-1963;copy editor, reporter, Newsday, Garden City, New York, 1963-1965;news editor, National Petroleum News, McGraw-Hill, New York City, 1966-1971;Washington editor/chief editor, Energy Newsletters, McGraw-Hill, 1972-1980;vice president, general.mgr., Energy Newsletters, McGraw-Hill, New York City, 1980-1998;newsletter consultant, Energy Newsletters, McGraw-Hill, New York City, since 1998. New product champion McGraw-Hill, New York City, 1989-1992, chairman newsletter editorial board, 1985-1988, seminar speaker, since 1985.

Works

Connections

Married Janet Drachman, June 6, 1969. Children: Matthew Stephen, Susannah Brett.

father:
William Estes Ray

mother:
Verda Lou (Robbins) Ray

spouse:
Janet Drachman

children:
Matthew Stephen Ray

Susannah Brett Ray