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Harry Ray Bannister

Harry Ray Bannister, American broadcasting executive. Served with 41st Division, Infantry, United States Army, World War I.; Member National Association Broadcasters (directory).

Background

  • Bannister, Harry Ray was born on April 30, 1894 in New York City. Son of John and Ella (Brown) Bannister.

  • Education

    • Private tutors.

    Career

    • District manager American Druggists Syndicate, 1920-1925, Éleuthère Irénée duPont de Nemours, 1925-1929. Salesman Radio Station WJR, 1929-1930. Salesman Radio Station WWJ, 1931-1933, sales manager, 1934-1940, general manager, 1940-1952.

      Vice president NBC, since 1952.

    Membership

    Served with 41st Division, Infantry, United States Army, World War I. Member National Association Broadcasters (directory).

    Connections

    • Married Gertrude Keating, April. Children: Mary Ellen Francis, Patricia Wilhelm.
    • father: John Bannister
    • mother: Ella (Brown) Bannister
    • spouse: Gertrude Keating
    • children: Mary Ellen Francis Bannister
    • Patricia Wilhelm Bannister
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    Born April 30, 1894
    Died April, 1967
    (aged 72)
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