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.
Akerson, George Edward was born on April 20, 1918 in Mpis. Son of George Edward and Harriet (Blake) Akerson.
Student Harvard, 1939.
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.
Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1940-1945. Member Business Committee for Arts.
Married Anne Abbott, September 5, 1941.; married second, Phyllis Chadwick, May 9, 1964. Children: George Edward III, Stuart A., William N.