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Edelman widow named deputy chairman of DJE Holdings

Updated: February 4, 2013 5:02PM

The widow of public relations giant Daniel J. Edelman has been named deputy chairman of DJE Holdings, the parent company of the firm her late husband founded more than 60 years ago.

Ruth Edelman will provide counsel on the business and clients to Richard Edelman, president and CEO of Edelman. She is currently a member of the board of directors of DJE Holdings.

“Ruth has been a part of Edelman from Day One,” Richard Edelman said. “There is no one who knows our business or our culture better than she does.”

Daniel J. Edelman died last month. He started the public relations firm in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart in 1952.

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