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Thomas E. Ward

Thomas E. Ward  (BSJ49) died in March 2010. He served as company spokesman for U.S. Steel Corp. in New York, Washington and Chicago before taking early retirement in 1982. He handled publicity for construction of Chicago's Picasso statue, the Willis (then Sears) Tower and the John Hancock Building. As company spokesperson, Ward produced news releases, photo layouts, year-end statements, radio and TV commercials and ad copy.

Now in demand as a speaker and panelist, Ward has made more 2,000 "business outlook" talks to Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions Clubs and college audiences throughout the United States. He even ran for Congress in 1962.