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Frederic William Wile

Frederic William Wile, German broadcasting executive. Served as Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1944-1946.; Club: Princeton (New York City).


  • Wile, Frederic William was born on March 30, 1908 in Berlin, Germany. Son of Frederic William and Ada (Shakman) Wile.

  • Education

    • Graduate Mercersburg Academy, 1926. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1930.


    • One son, Geoffrey Canterbury. Private secretary to the United States Ambassador to Italy, 1930-1931. With publicity department Columbia Broadcasting System, New York City, 1931-1934.

      Manager radio publicity, manager research, supervisor radio and television operations Young & Rubicam, Inc., New York City and Hollywood, 1934-1949. With NBC, 1949-1956, successively assistant to vice president charge television network, vice president charge production, vice president charge programs Pacific division, 1949-1956. Associate Sylvester L. Weaver Junior, 1957-1958.

      Officer Bodfred Prodns., Inc., Special Attractions, Inc., 1957-1958. Director business affairs M-G-M-television, 1958-1960. Vice president charge west coast operations Program Service, Inc., 1957-1960.

      General executive John Guedel Productions, Los Angeles, 1959-1960. Managing director Pacific Coast operations of The Advertising Council, Incorporated, Hollywood, since 1960. Chairman radio committee War Advertising Council, 1942.

      Associate director information War Manpower Commission, 1942-1943.


    Served as Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1944-1946. Club: Princeton (New York City).


    • Married Rita Halle, June 11, 1932 (deceased).; married second, Bee Canterbury, July 17, 1952. Children: Frederic William, III, Halle.
    • father: Frederic William Wile
    • mother: Ada (Shakman) Wile
    • spouses: Rita Halle
    • second
    • children: Frederic William Wile
    • III Wile
    • Halle Wile
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    Born March 30, 1908
    Died December 17, 1961
    (aged 53)