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Louis G. Cowan

Louis G. Cowan, American public company executive, communications executive. Member Council on Foreign Relations, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Zeta Beta Tau.

Background

  • Cowan, Louis G. was born on December 12, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Jacob J. and Hetty (Smitz) Cowan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy Chicago, 1931. Doctor of Letters, Emerson College.

    Career

    • President, Louis G. Cowan Company, public relations, 1931-1941, Louis G. Cowan, Inc., radio and television prodns., 1946-1955. Vice president creative services Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1955-1958, president Columbia Broadcasting System television Network, 1958-1959. Director Morse Communication Research Center, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1961-1965.

      Director Special Programs, Graduate School Journalism, Columbia, New York City, 1965-1976. President, editor Chilmark Press, Inc., 1962-1976. Chairman publications and advisory board Partisan Review.

      Chairman public committee Columbia Journalism Review President Broadcast Institute N. American National chairman Weiner Oral History Library, American Jewish Committee Trustee International Broadcast Institute Cons. radio section Bureau Public Relations, War Department, 1941-1943. Director Voice American, chief New York City office Overseas O.W.I., 1943-1945.

    Membership

    Member Council on Foreign Relations, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Zeta Beta Tau. Clubs: Tavern (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Pauline Spiegel, August 7, 1939. Children: Paul, Geoffrey, Holly, Liza.
    • father: Jacob J. Cowan
    • mother: Hetty (Smitz) Cowan
    • spouse: Pauline Spiegel
    • children: Paul Cowan
    • Geoffrey Cowan
    • Holly Cowan
    • Liza Cowan
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    Born December 12, 1909
    Died November 18, 1976
    (aged 66)
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