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Burt Irving Harris

Burt Irving Harris, American communications company executive. Recipient Vanguard award National Cable television Association, 1979.

Background

  • Harris, Burt Irving was born on August 21, 1922 in St. Paul. Son of Nathaniel and Esther (Roberts) Harris.

  • Education

    • Student, University Minnesota, 1943.

    Career

    • General manager Lone Star Biscuit Company, Dallas, 1945-1948. Office manager Ashbach-Steenberg Construction Company, Exeter, California, 1948-1951. General manager Station XELD-television, Brownville, Texas, 1952.

      President, chief executive officer, director Harriscope Broadcasting Corporation, Los Angeles, 1953-1986. President, director Greentree electronics corporation, 1960-1967, Metrolonics Corporation, Burbank, California, 1960-1965. Former president, director Harriscope of Chicago, Inc., Harriscope of Los Angeles.

      President, director Cable television Company of Greater San Juan (Puerto Rico), 1974-1986. President, chairman board, chief executive officer, director Cypress Communications Corporation, Los Angeles, 1970-1972. Vice chairman Warner Cable Corporation, New York City, 1972-1973.

      President, chief executive officer, director Harris Cable Corporation, Los Angeles, 1973-1986. Chairman board, chief executive officer Premiere (Network), 1980-1981. Former president Harriscope Corporation.

      Board directors Falcon Cable Systems, Los Angeles, United States Satellite Broadcasting, Inc., St. Paul.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Board governors Israel Institute of Technology-Technion. Board directors American Technion Society, Served to Second lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, National Association Broadcasters, Hollywood television and Radio Association, National Academy Cable television, National Cable television Association (former chairman), Regency Club (Los Angeles), Hillcrest Country Club (Los Angeles), St. James' Club (Los Angeles).

    Connections

    • Married Shirley Louise Kline, May 21, 1944. Children– Janie Harris Hansen, Burt Irving Junior, Melissa Lou Harris Zatzkis, Natalie Kim Harris Storie.
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    Born August 21, 1922
    Died July 29, 2004
    (aged 81)
    • 1943
      University Minnesota
    • 1945 - 1948
      General manager, Lone Star Biscuit Company
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1948 - 1951
      office manager, Ashbach-Steenberg Construction Company
      Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
    • 1952
      general manager, Station XELD-television
      Brownville, New York, United States
    • 1953 - 1986
      president, Harriscope Broadcasting Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1953 - 1986
      chief executive, Harriscope Broadcasting Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1953 - 1986
      director, Harriscope Broadcasting Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1960 - 1965
      president, Greentree Electronics Corporation
      Burbank, California, United States
    • 1960 - 1965
      director, Greentree Electronics Corporation
      Burbank, California, United States
    • 1960 - 1967
      president, Greentree Electronics Corporation
    • 1960 - 1967
      director, Greentree Electronics Corporation
    • 1970 - 1972
      president, Cypress Communications Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      chairman, Cypress Communications Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      chief executive, Cypress Communications Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      director, Cypress Communications Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1972 - 1973
      vice chairman, Warner Cable Corporation
    • 1973 - 1986
      president, Harris Cable Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1973 - 1986
      chief executive, Harris Cable Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1973 - 1986
      director, Harris Cable Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1974 - 1986
      president, Cable television Company of Greater San Juan (Puerto Rico)
    • 1974 - 1986
      director, Cable television Company of Greater San Juan (Puerto Rico)
    • 1980 - 1981
      chairman, officer Premiere (Network)
    • 1980 - 1981
      chief executive, officer Premiere (Network)
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