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B.D. Adams dead

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Burke Dowling Adams, 95, founder of the advertising agency that bore his name, died Sept. 1 in Atlanta. The Burke Dowling Adams agency opened in Atlanta in 1939 and in 1945 won the Delta Air Lines account. In 1964, BDA became a division of BBDO and Mr. Adams became VP and director until his retirement in 1970. He remained a Delta consultant. Jack Walz, exec VP of BBDO South and Mr.Adams' son-in-law, said Mr. Adams was instrumental in the success of Delta's expansion from a regional to national carrier, then into a global airline. Among his awards are the Royal Order of Vasa for his 10 years as Honorary Swedish Consul in Atlanta and the Atlanta Ad Club's Silver Medal Award.

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