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Adams, Charles F. 1927–

Adams, Charles F. 1927–

(Charles Francis Adams)

PERSONAL:

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.

ADDRESSES:

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

CAREER:

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.

MEMBER:

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.

WRITINGS:

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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