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Adams, Charles F. 1927–

Adams, Charles F. 1927–

(Charles Francis Adams)


Born September 26, 1927, in Detroit, MI; son of James R. and Bertha C. Adams; married Helen R. Harrell, November 12, 1949; children: Charles Francis, Amy Ann, James Randolph, Patricia Duncan. Education: University of Michigan, B.A., 1948; graduate study at University of California, Berkeley, 1949; also attended Oxford University, 1996. Politics: Republican. Religion: Roman Catholic.


Home—San Francisco, CA. Office—Wajim Corp., 10 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2707.


D'Arcy, MacManus & Masius, Inc. (advertising agency), staff member, 1947-70, executive vice president and director, 1970-76, president and chief operating officer, 1976-80; Wajim Corp. (operators of residential mobile home sites), Bloomfield Hills, MI, chair. Adams Enterprises, president, 1971—. U.S. Information Agency, past member of marketing committee; National Advertising Review Board, past member of steering committee; National Outdoor Advertising Bureau, past chair; Washington lobbyist on behalf of the advertising business. Pittsburgh Penguins (hockey team), past owner and general partner; International Visitors Center of the Bay Area, president, 1988-89; Oakland University, past chair of executive committee.


American Association of Advertising Agencies (member of board of directors; executive vice president and director of Washington office, 1980-84), Advertising Federation of America (past member of board of directors), National Golf Links of America Club, Olympic Club, Family Club, Alpha Sigma Delta (honorary member), Theta Chi.


Common Sense in Advertising, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1965.

Heroes of the Golden Gate, Pacific Books (Palo Alto, CA), 1987.

California in the Year 2000: A Look into the Future of the Golden State as It Approaches the Millennium, Pacific Books (Palo Alto, CA), 1992.

The Magnificent Rogues of San Francisco: A Gallery of Fakers and Frauds, Rascals and Robber Barons, Scoundrels and Scalawags, Pacific Books (Palo Alto, CA), 1998.

(With Herbert Brooks Hatch) Ace and His Angels: Memoirs of a World War II Fighter Pilot, Turner Publishing (Paducah, KY), 2000.

Murder by the Bay: Historic Homicide in and about the City of San Francisco, Quill Driver Books (Sanger, CA), 2005.

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