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Gordon Barton McLendon

Gordon Barton McLendon, French, American radio station executive. Selected Outstanding Football Announcer, Sporting News, 1950; named One of 10 Outstanding Young Men, United States Junior Chamber of C., 1951; recipient Betty award Association Broadcasting Executives Texas, 1967, Radio's Man of Year award, Pulse. Member City Brook Hollow Golf, Dallas Country, Broadcast Pioneers, Variety International (chief barker), Cipango clubs, Chi Psi.

Background

  • McLendon, Gordon Barton was born on June 8, 1921 in Paris. Son of Baron Robert and Jeannette (Eyster) McLendon.

  • Education

    • AB, Yale University, 1943. Student, Harvard Law School, 1946.

    Career

    • Owner radio station KNET, Palestine, Texas, 1946. President, owner Liberty Broadcasting System, Dallas, 1948-1952, Station KOST, Los Angeles, Station KNUS, Dallas. Partner McLendon Company, McLendon Pacific Corporation, Sunshine Broadcasting Corporation, Coronado, McLendon Theatres.

      Special communications adviser Peace Corps, 1964-1965.

    Works

    • Author: The Old Scotchman's Scrapbook, Style in Use of English, How to Communicate More Effectively, The Way to a More Colorful Vocabulary.

    Politics

    The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.

    Religion

    The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Christians with different interpretations of the Bible should be engaged in discussions about the ways the Bible can be applied to major world issues.

    Membership

    Selected Outstanding Football Announcer, Sporting News, 1950. Named One of 10 Outstanding Young Men, United States Junior Chamber of C., 1951. Recipient Betty award Association Broadcasting Executives Texas, 1967, Radio's Man of Year award, Pulse.

    Member City Brook Hollow Golf, Dallas Country, Broadcast Pioneers, Variety International (chief barker), Cipango clubs, Chi Psi.

    Connections

    • Married; children: Jan, Bart, Kristen, Anna Gray.
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    Born June 8, 1921
    Died September 14, 1986
    (aged 65)
    • 1943
      Yale University
    • 1946
      Harvard Law School
    • 1946
      Owner radio station KNET
      Palestine, Texas, United States
    • 1948 - 1952
      president
      Dallas, Texas, United States