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Public relations executive

William Orson Makely, American public relations executive. Board directors Lone Tree Area council Girl Scouts United States, Oak Park, Illinois, 1974-1976 nominating committee DuPage Girl Scout Council, 1983-1984. With United States Navy, 1955-1957, Japan. Member University Chicago Alumni Association, Northwest Suburban Association Commerce and Industry.

Background

Makely, William Orson was born on December 31, 1932 in Staten Island, New York, United States. Son of Ralph G. and Helen (Craig) Makely.

Education

Bachelor of Science in English, University of Wisconsin, 1955; Master of Arts in English, University of Chicago, 1962.

Career

Assistant professor humanities, Rose-Hulman Institute, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1961-1965; lecturer English, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1965-1969; senior editor, World Book Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1969-1978; director publication, Illinois Institute Technology, Chicago, 1978-1980; business development, Sargent and Lundy Engineers, Chicago, 1980-1982; free-lance writer, consultant, Downers Grove, Illinois, 1982-1984; account executive, Bozell and Jacobs Public Rels., Chicago, 1984-1985; vice-president, director, McKee Public Rels., Elk Grove Village, Illinois, since 1985. With Smithsonian Association. Discovery group Hinsdale Hospital, since 1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Sober Spring, 1988. Editor: City Life, 1974.

Membership

Board of directors Lone Tree Area county Girl Scouts United States, Oak Park, Illinois, 1974-1976 nominating committee DuPage Girl Scout Council, 1983-1984. With United States Navy, 1955-1957, Japan. Member University of Chicago Alumni Association, N.W. Suburban Association Commerce and Industry.

Connections

Married Ethel Neil Dee, December 20, 1958. Children: Jennifer, Katherine, Gordon.

father:
Ralph G. Makely

mother:
Helen (Craig) Makely

spouse:
Ethel Neil Dee

child:
Gordon Makely

child:
Jennifer Makely

child:
Katherine Makely