George Hammond, PR Industry Guru, Dies

Hammond, who served as the 1969 PRSA President and was a member of PRSA's inaugural College of Fellows Class in 1989, died last week in his sleep at his home in Mystic, Conn.
He was 96. Before he became a force for the PRSA, Hammond was chairman of Carl Byoir & Associates, where he created the first in-house photography and television departments
in a PR agency during the 1940s.