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Ben Posner

Ben Posner, American former public broadcasting executive, educator. Recipient Distinguished Service award United States Information Agency, 1961; Rockefeller Public Service award, 1970. Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1943-1946; Member American Society Public Administration, Federal Government Accountants Association.

Background

  • Posner, Ben was born on August 12, 1914 in Tucson. Son of Phillip and Rose (Tsibula) Posner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration cum laude, University Arizona, 1936. Master of Arts in Government, George Washington University, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy., American University 1962.

    Career

    • With United States Government bureaus, 1937-1972, assistant director for administration United States Information Agency, 1963-1972. Vice president, treasurer Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, 1973-1978. Special lecturer Royal-McBee Company, 1941-1963.

      Professorial lecturer George Washington University, 1962-1978. Adjunct professor College of Virgin Islands, since 1979. Executive director President's Study Commission on International Radio Broadcasting, 1973.

      President Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas.

    Works

    • Author articles in field.

    Membership

    Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Society Public Administration, Federal Government Accountants Association.

    Connections

    • Married Selma E. Sheftelman, July 30, 1940. Children– Richard Daniel, David Barnett.
    • father: Phillip Posner
    • mother: Rose (Tsibula) Posner
    • spouse: Selma E. Sheftelman
    • children: Richard Daniel Posner
    • David Barnett Posner
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