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GRAY RESIGNS AS CHAIRMAN OF HILL AND KNOWLTON

 GRAY RESIGNS AS CHAIRMAN OF HILL AND KNOWLTON
 NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill and Knowlton, Inc. announced


today that Robert K. Gray has resigned as chairman of the board.
 In making the announcement, Thomas E. Eidson, president and CEO, said: "Bob Gray has made major contributions to Hill and Knowlton and to the practice of public affairs. As he ends this chapter in his career, we thank him and wish him well."
 Gray joined Hill and Knowlton in 1961 after serving as Secretary of the Cabinet in the Eisenhower administration. After rising to the position of vice chairman, he left Hill and Knowlton in 1981 to form his own firm, Gray & Company.
 He returned to Hill and Knowlton in 1986 as chairman and CEO of the USA company as well as chairman, H&K public affairs worldwide. He was named chairman of the board last year.
 Gray served as director of communications of the Reagan-Bush campaign in 1980, as co-chairman of the Reagan-Bush inaugural in 1981 and as honorary chairman of the Reagan-Bush inaugural in 1985.
 A native of Hastings, Nebraska, Gray is a graduate of Carleton College and received an MBA from Harvard University. He also holds honorary degrees from Marymount College, Hastings College and Creighton University.
 He served in the Navy in World War II, rising to the rank of commander. He is the author of Eighteen Acres Under Glass, an account of his experiences in the White House.
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