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Richard De Lacey Simmons

Richard De Lacey Simmons, American mass media executive. Bar: New York 1959.

Background

  • Simmons, Richard De Lacey was born on December 30, 1934 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Ernest J. and Winifred (McNamara) Simmons.

  • Education

    • Graduate, 1951; AB, Harvard College, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1958.

    Career

    • Vice president, general counsel Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, New York City, 1969-1973, executive vice president, 1976-1979, vice chairman, 1979-1981. President Moody's Investors Service, 1973-1975, Dun & Bradstreet, Incorporated, New York York City, 1975. President, chief operating officer Washington Post Company, Washington, 1981-1991.

      President International Herald Tribune, Paris, 1989-1996. Board directors Washington Post Company.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1959.

    Connections

    • Married Mary DeWitt Bleecker, May 20, 1961. Children: Christopher DeWitt, Robin Bleecker Turner.
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    • 1955
      Harvard College
    • 1958
      Columbia University
    • 1969 - 1973
      Vice president, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
    • 1969 - 1973
      general counsel, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
    • 1973 - 1975
      president, Moody's Investors Service
    • 1975
      president, Moody's Investors Service
    • 1981 - 1991
      president, Washington Post Company
      Washington, United States
    • 1981 - 1991
      chief operating officer, Washington Post Company
      Washington, United States
    • 1989 - 1996
      president, International Herald Tribune
      Paris, Kentucky, United States
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