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Richard P. Doherty

Richard P. Doherty, economist, management consultant, industrial relations and tv executive. Awarded Pres. Member American Economics Association, American Association Business Economists, Broadcast Pioneers, Broadcasters.

Background

  • Doherty, Richard P. was born on May 5, 1905 in Wilton, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Edward and Myra J. (Duval) Doherty.

  • Education

    • Graduate fellow, 1927-1928.

    Career

    • Professor economics Boston University, 1928-1946, head economics department, 1940-1945. Vice-president, director labor relations National Association Radio and television Broadcasters, 1946-1954. President television-Radio Management Corporation, from 1954, television-Radio Properties Corporation, from 1964.

      United States management delegate International Labor Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 1949-1967. Management member International Social Security Experts Committee, 1962-1970. Industry member WSB, 1951-1952.

      Founder, executive director Industrial Relations Council Metropolitan Boston, 1940-1946. Industry adviser President Truman’s Labor Management Conference, 1945.

    Works

    • Author: Interpretation Business and Financial Conditions, 1934, Structure American Business, 1937, Economic Organization of Society, 1939, Essentials of Collective Bargaining, 1946, Broadcasting and Business Cycles, 1950, Taft Hartley Act and Broadcasting Industry, 1948, Wage Policy and Administration, 1954, Pitfalls in Collective Bargaining, 1955, television: America’s Growth Industry, 1964, Appraisal of the International Labor Organization, 1965. Contributor articles to professional journals Director Mass State Civil Defense, 1941-1945. Chairman East Coast Civil Defense Council, 1942-1945.

      Awarded President Certificate of Merit for civil defense, 1945.

    Membership

    Member American Economics Association, American Association Business Economists, Broadcast Pioneers, Broadcasters. Clubs: Hyannis Yacht.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothea M. Sullivan, May 30, 1933.
    • father: Edward Doherty
    • mother: Myra J. (Duval) Doherty
    • spouse: Dorothea M. Sullivan
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    Died January 21, 1982
    (aged 76)
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