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James M. Rupp

James M. Rupp, American communications executive. Recipient Abe Lincoln award, Southern Baptist Radio and television Commission, 1985. board directors Science Museum Minnesota.


  • Rupp, James M. was born on November 7, 1935 in Pocatello, Idaho, United States. Son of Mahlon and Ila Grace (Burnham) Rupp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Idaho State University, 1957. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1959.


    • Marketing director, product manager American Research Bureau, 1959-1964. Vice president Media Stat, 1965. Group vice president, general manager Cox Broadcasting, Atlanta, 1965-1976.

      Executive vice president Midwest Communications, Inc., Minneapolis, 1976-1981, president and chief operating officer, then chief executive officer, 1981-1992, also board directors. President, chief executive officer J.R. Communications, Inc., since 1992. Board directors United Video, Inc., Tulsa, United Video Cablevision, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut-Inc., First Trust Company, Minneapolis and St. Paul, King World Productions, Incorporated, New York York City, Space Systems, Inc., Prevue Networks, Inc.


    Board directors Science Museum Minnesota.


    • Married Sharon Elaine, August 28, 1955. Children: Julie Rupp Dasher, Sandra, Steven.
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    Born November 7, 1935
    • 1957
      Idaho State University
    • 1959
      Ohio State University
    • 1959 - 1964
      Marketing director, American Research Bureau
    • 1959 - 1964
      product manager, American Research Bureau
    • 1965 - 1976
      group vice president, Cox Broadcasting
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1965 - 1976
      general manager, Cox Broadcasting
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1965
      vice president, Media Stat
    • 1976 - 1981
      executive, vice president Midwest Communications
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1992
      president, officer J.R. Communications
    • 1992
      chief executive, officer J.R. Communications
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