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In Memoriam: Herbert M. Kraus

It is with sadness ATPAM announces the death on May 20, of Gold Card Press Agent Herbert M. Kraus in Chicago. Brother Kraus was 95-years-old and had been a member of ATPAM since 1971.

Herb attended the University of Illinois. After earning a Purple Heart in the South Pacific during the Second World War, he opened Herbert M. Kraus & Company in Chicago. He served as President of the Publicity Club of Chicago and on the Boards of the Victory Gardens Theatre and the Jefferson Awards. In 2006, he was awarded the Golden Trumpet Award.

Herb is survived by two daughters, Gale and Claudia, by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made in his name to Mazon, a Jewish Response to Hunger ( or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (

He will be missed.


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