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Businessman, civic leader Ray Ackerman dies

Retired advertising executive and former civic leader Ray Ackerman dies Wednesday.
by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: October 17, 2012 at 11:03 am •  Published: October 17, 2012

/articleid/3719791/1/pictures/1859717">Photo - Ray Ackerman, chairman emeritus of Ackerman McQueen <strong>PROVIDED</strong>
Ray Ackerman, chairman emeritus of Ackerman McQueen PROVIDED

Ackerman was chairman emeritus of Ackerman McQueen advertising agency, which he bought in 1954 and helped build into the largest advertising agency in the state and is ranked among the top U.S. agencies.

Ackerman served 35 years of active and reserve duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve, became a Rear Admiral and served as National President of the Naval Reserve Association.

“Ray Ackerman's passion for Oklahoma City was second to none,” Downes said. “We will all miss his extraordinary vision, determination and dedication to his community.”

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by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter, columnist and author who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's...
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