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Harold Mitchell Botkin

Harold Mitchell Botkin, American communications executive. Decorated Legion of Merit (France); Third Order Merit (Japan, awarded posthumously). Member Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.


  • Botkin, Harold Mitchell was born on April 15, 1906 in Galesburg, Illinois, United States. Son of James Symington and Rose (Mitchell) Botkin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Knox College, 1928. Student Columbia, 1953.


    • Various assignments long lines department American Tel. & Tel. Company; New York City, 1928-1953, assistant director operations, 1954. assistant vice president, 1955, vice president international services, until 1970. President Cuban American Tel.

      & Tel. Company, Eastern Tel. & Tel. Company, Transoceanic Communications, Inc., Transoceanic Cable Ship Company, Inc., Transpacific Communications, Inc. Director Communications Satellite Corporation Adviser to secretary Department of Defense, 1954.

      Assistant director ODM, 1955.


    Member Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.


    • Married Julia Emma Bishop, May 5, 1933. Children: Jean (Mistress.
    • father: James Symington Botkin
    • mother: Rose (Mitchell) Botkin
    • spouse: Julia Emma Bishop
    • child: Jean (Mrs Botkin
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    Died November 8, 1970
    (aged 64)