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Barry Zorthian

Barry Zorthian, Turkish, American communications executive. Bar: New York 1953.

Background

  • Zorthian, Barry was born on October 8, 1920 in Kutahia, Turkey. Naturalized, United States, 1930. Son of Herbert Peter and Annaly (Markarian) Zorthian.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1953. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Indiana Institute of Technology, 1970.

    Career

    • Newspaper reporter, 1936-1942. Newspaper & radio reporter, 1947-1948. News & policy editor United States Information Agency, 1948-1956, program manager Voice of America, 1956-1961.

      Deputy public affairs. officer United States Information Service, India, 1961-1964. Minister-counselor for information United States Embassy, Saigon, Vietnam, 1964-1968. Vice president Time, Inc., 1969-1979, vice president government affairs, 1974-1979.

      President Time-Life Broadcast, 1969-1973, Washington/Baltimore Regional Association, 1979-1981. Senior vice president Gray & Company, Washington, 1981-1984. Partner Alcalde & Fay, Arlington, Virginia, 1984—2010.

      With United States Marine Corps, 1942-1946, col United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1946-1973.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1953.

    Membership

    Bd dirs American University Armenia, Armenian Gen Benvolent Union, International Research and Exchs. Member of Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association, Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, American Foreign Service Association, Council Foreign Relations, Congressional Country Club (Washington), Metropolitan Club, Burning Tree Club, Century Association Club (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Aylaian, June 6, 1948 (deceased July 2010). Children: Gregory Jannig, Stephen Arnak.
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    Born October 8, 1920
    Died December 30, 2010
    (aged 90)
    • 1941
      Yale University
    • 1953
      New York University
    • 1970
      Indiana Institute of Technology
    • 1936 - 1942
      Newspaper reporter
    • 1947 - 1948
      newspaper & radio reporter
    • 1961 - 1964
      deputy public affairs. officer, United States Information Service
      India
    • 1964 - 1968
      minister-counsel, or for information United States Embassy
      Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    • 1969 - 1979
      vice president, Time
    • 1969 - 1973
      president, Time-Life Broadcast
    • 1979 - 1981
      president, Time-Life Broadcast
    • 1981 - 1984
      senior, vice president Gray & Company
      Washington, United States
    • 1984 - 2010
      partner, Alcalde & Fay
      Arlington, Virginia, United States
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