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Walter A. Bermingham | 1954

Walter Bermingham was the first press agent for the International Live Stock Exposition.

Life dates unknown | Artist: James Murray Haddow (life dates unknown)


Impact & Accomplishments


Walter Bermingham was the first press agent for the International Live Stock Exposition.


From Lincoln, Illinois, he attended St. Ignatius College in Chicago and stayed in the city. In the early years of the automobile, Bermingham served as automobile editor for the Chicago Evening American, and then moved to the Evening Post in 1917.


He was also publicist for the Chicago Auto Show for many years.


Chicago Auto Show publicity directors Walter A. Bermingham (left) and Dan T. Desmond (center) pose with photographer Toivo Kaitila, who shot most of the publicity photographs for the 1956 Chicago Auto Show held at the International Amphitheater.

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