HARRISON, E. BRUCE, 1932-

Biography:

Corporate communications consultant; Public relations practitioner; journalist. Born–  April 3, 1932, Lanett. Parents–Emmett Bruce and Jenelle Williams Harrison.  Married Lucy White, 1954  (divorced 1971). Children–three. Married Patricia de Stacy, August 23, 1973.  Education– University of Alabama, B.A. 1954;  postgraduate study, Catholic University. While at University of Alabama, editor of Crimson-White, 1953-1954. Reporter, Talladega News, 1955; Columbus Ledger, 1956. Administrative assistant, Rep. Kenneth Roberts, Washington, D.C., 1957-61; ; worked on campaign of John F. Kennedy, 1960.  Public relations director, Manufacturing Chemists Association, 1961-69; vice-president, Freeport Minerals, 1969-73. Founded  E. Bruce Harrison, Co. , 1973; president, 1973-1997.  Chairman and CEO, consulting firm EnviroComm International, 1992-  Member of the National Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, and other professional organizations. Received National Endowment for the Humanities Award, 1967, for his play, Behind the Paper Faces; 1991, elected to the College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America; 2000, elected to the Public Relations Hall of Fame; 2009, received the Distinguished Service Award of the Arthur W. Page Company.

Source:

Birmingham News, May 7, 1967; letter from Bruce Harrison; Who’s Who online; ancestry.com

Playwright:

Behind the Paper Faces. (Produced at Los Alamos Playhouse, Los Alamos, N.M., 1967)

The Chuckledust Caper. Washington, D.C.; Arena Stage, 1968.

The Day the Senate Fell in Love. Washington, D.C.; Catholic University, 1967.

Environmental Communications and Public Relations Handbook.  Government Institute, 1992.

Going Green:  How to Communicate your Company’s Environmental Committment.  Homewood, IL:  Business One Irwin, 1993.

11,000 Pieces of Jade. New York; Dramarena, 1969.