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Who’s Who: Ofield Dukes


After a battle with bone cancer, Public Relations pioneer Ofield Dukes passed away on December 7th, 2011  in his hometown  of Detroit . He was 79.

The memorial service for Ofield Dukes will take place on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 12pm at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth Street, NY, Washington, DC.

A journalism graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit in l958, Dukes captured three National Newspaper Publishers Association awards for editorial, column and feature writing for the Michigan Chronicle in l964.   He relocated to Washington, DC in l964 to join the Johnson-Humphrey administration as Deputy Director of Information for the President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, chaired by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
In l966, he was appointed to the staff of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, serving through l968.  Dukes started his own public relations firm in l969 with an office at the National Press Building.  Motown Records was his first client and Lever Brothers his second.  He won PRSA’s Silver Anvil Award in l975 and that same year was described by the Washington Post as one of the top public relations persuaders in the city.

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