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George Edward Akerson

George Edward Akerson, Irish broadcasting executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross. Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1940-1945.; Member Business Committee for Arts.

Background

  • Akerson, George Edward was born on April 20, 1918 in Mpis. Son of George Edward and Harriet (Blake) Akerson.

  • Education

    • Student Harvard, 1939.

    Career

    • With Boston-Herald-Traveler Corporation, 1936-1972, president, 1963-1972, Chairman of the Board, 1968-1972. President WHDH Corporation, 1963-1979, Chairman of the Board, 1972-1979. Director Entron, Inc.

    Membership

    Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1940-1945. Member Business Committee for Arts.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Abbott, September 5, 1941.; married second, Phyllis Chadwick, May 9, 1964. Children: George Edward III, Stuart A., William N.
    • father: George Edward Akerson
    • mother: Harriet (Blake) Akerson
    • spouses: Anne Abbott
    • Phyllis Chadwick
    • children: George Edward III Akerson
    • Stuart A. Akerson
    • William N. Akerson
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    Born April 20, 1918
    Died May 1, 1979
    (aged 60)
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