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Alvin Adams

  • American businessman
  • Born June 16, 1804
  • Died September 2, 1877

Alvin Adams (June 16, 1804 – September 1, 1877) was the founder of Adams and Company, a forerunner to Adams Express, one of the first companies to act as a carrier for express shipments by rail in the United States. Adams and Company provided shippers with a complete shipping solution, picking up goods at the shipper's location, carrying them to the railroad terminal, and then delivering them from the distant railroad terminal to the recipient's door.


I am convinced that dealing intelligently with the press is of the greatest importance to the success and effectiveness of a humanitarian mission.




Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save a dog's life isn't going to kill someone for gold teeth.




Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure.




My view is different. Public relations are a key component of any operation in this day of instant communications and rightly inquisitive citizens.




Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help.




Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press, humanitarians included and especially government workers, is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear.



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