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Leon Levy

Leon Levy, business executive. Recipient Poor Richard medal, 1937; General Alumni award University Pennsylvania, 1970; Broadcast Pioneers Delaware Valley gold medal, 1968. Honorary fellow International College Dentists. Reformed Jewish. Served dental corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1917-1919.

Background

  • Levy, Leon was born on June 6, 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of David and Fannie (Feigenbaum) Levy.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University Pennsylvania, 1915, Doctor of Laws, 1973. Doctor of Science, Widener College, 1933. Doctor Public Service, Temple University, 1972.

    Career

    • Practiced dentistry, 1915-1925. President, general manager, radio and television broadcasting station WCAU, Inc., Philadelphia, 1925-1949, director, from 1925. One of original owners and director Columbia Broadcasting System, 1927-1977, secretary and treasurer, 1927-1935.

      One of original owners and chairman, director Atlantic Racing Association. Entered business of thoroughbred breeding and racing of horses, 1947. Trustee emeritus Albert Einstein Medical Center.

    Membership

    Served dental corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1917-1919. Clubs: Thoroughbred.

    Connections

    • Married Blanche Paley, September 22, 1927. Children: Robert Paley, Lynne Frances.
    • father: David Levy
    • mother: Fannie (Feigenbaum) Levy
    • spouse: Blanche Paley
    • children: Robert Paley Levy
    • Lynne Frances Levy
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    Born June 6, 1895
    Died August 9, 1978
    (aged 83)
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