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FREDERICK S. WEAVER

Frederick S. Weaver, president of Public Relations Enterprises, Inc., a Harlem-based public relations firm, is probably the best-known consultant in the United States dealing in the Negro market.  Because of his family background (he's a great-grandson of the noted abolitionist, Frederick Douglass) and his own personal achievements, he is widely known throughout the Black communities of the United States.

A product of Howard University and the Howard University School of Law, Mr. Weaver served under both Presidents Roosevelt and Truman as Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia, and on moving to New York City was appointed by the Mayor as Commissioner of Housing for the City of New York. In the late fifties, he again was pressed into Federal service as Relocation and Property Management Expert for the Housing and Home Finance Agency, now known as the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Much of his experience in the public relations field was gained when he was employed as an account executive with the well-known Thomas J. Deegan Company located in the Time & Life Building. He came to the attention of our major industries when the Deegan Company assigned him as account supervisor of its World Fair public relations account during the 1964-65 World's Fair in New York City. At the conclusion of the Fair, Mr. Weaver organized Public Relations Enterprises, 10 W. 135th Street, New York City, and has never looked back.

He numbers among the clients he has served or is still serving such institutions and organizations as the Coca-Cola Company, Northeast Airlines, the Ford Motor Company, New York Urban League, National Council for Interracial Justice, Catholic Big Brothers, Harlem Lawyers Association, Cauldwell-Wingate Company, Inc. (builders), Esplanade Gardens Housing Development, New York Racing Association, National Bar Association, Haryou-Act, the nation's largest anti-poverty agency, the Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., Columbia University, National Association of Broadcasters, the New York Yankees, several Hollywood film companies, and a few others.

He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the American Association of Minority Consultants and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, whose official organ - the ORACLE - he edited for seven years. In addition he has worked on the editorial staffs of practically every major Negro newspaper in the country. He is married to the former Carol Maria Hasbourne and has seven children.
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