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Donald Byron Abert

Donald Byron Abert, American newspaper executive. Recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American. Member American Newspaper Publications Association (trustee foundation 1972-1978), Milwaukee Association Commerce, Phi Gamma Delta.

Background

  • Abert, Donald Byron was born on April 14, 1907 in Milwaukee. Son of Byron H. and Lorraine K. (Haas) Abert.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1928.

    Career

    • With Journal Company, publications Milwaukee Journal and Sentinel and operator broadcast stations WTMJ, WTMJ-television, WKTI, Milwaukee, from 1928. Vice president WKTI, 1952-1960, executive vice president, general manager, 1961-1968, president, public, 1968-1985, Chairman of the Board, 1977-1985, also director. President Matex, Inc.

      Treasurer, director Audit Bureau Circulations, 1964-1974. Board of directors United Community Services Milwaukee, 1966-1970. President Milwaukee council Boy Scouts American, 1954-1955.

      Board directors Greater Milwaukee Committee, Hospital Area Planning Committee, 1964-1970, Newspaper Advertising Bureau, from 1979. Member board corporation Boys Club. Trustee Harry J. Grant Scholarship Foundation, Milwaukee Boy Scout Fund, 1968-1978.

      Trustee Milwaukee-Downer Seminary, 1946-1958, president, 1948-1952. Board directors Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, president, 1968-1970. Trustee Milwaukee Art Center, 1955-1980, Marquette U.

    Membership

    Member American Newspaper Publications Association (trustee foundation 1972-1978), Milwaukee Association Commerce, Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: Milwaukee Country (Milwaukee), University (Milwaukee), Town (Milwaukee), Rotary (Milwaukee), Press (Milwaukee), Milwaukee (Milwaukee).

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Anne Grant, August, 1936. Children: Judith Abert Meissner, Barbara Abert Tooman, Grant.
    • father: Byron H. Abert
    • mother: Lorraine K. (Haas) Abert
    • spouse: Barbara Anne Grant
    • children: Judith Abert Meissner Abert
    • Barbara Abert Tooman Abert
    • Grant Abert
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    Born April 14, 1907
    Died July 6, 1985
    (aged 78)
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