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Richard B. Smith

Richard B. Smith, American television network executive. Administrator Junior Achievement, Kansas City, 1970. Served with United States Army, 1956-1958.

Background

  • Smith, Richard B. was born on March 15, 1934 in Independence, Missouri, United States. Son of Harry B. and Heleh Ruth (Frisbey) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, 1956.

    Career

    • Various management postitins American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Kansas City, Missouri, 1956-1968. Vice president United Computing Systems, 1968-1975, Western Union Telegraph Company, Upper Saddle, New Jersey, 1975-1978, American Satellite Corporation, Germantown, Maryland, 1978-1979. Executive vice president TEMPO Enterprises (formerly Satellite Syndicated System), Tulsa, since 1979.

      President TEMPO television (formerly Satellite Syndicated System), since 1981, TEMPO Productions, Tulsa, since 1981, TEMPO Travel, Tulsa, since 1981. Board directors Civil Aeronautics Board. Member committee NCTA Satellite Network.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Christian Church

    Membership

    Administrator Junior Achievement, Kansas City, 1970. Served with United States Army, 1956-1958.

    Connections

    • Married Ann M. Kephart, August 31, 1956. Children: Gregory B., R. Brent, Betsy.
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    • 1956
      Central Missouri State University
    • 1956 - 1968
      Various management, postitins American Telephone & Telegraph Company
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    • 1968 - 1975
      vice president, United Computing Systems
    • 1975 - 1978
      vice president, United Computing Systems
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1978 - 1979
      vice president, United Computing Systems
      Germantown, New York, United States
    • 1979
      executive, vice president TEMPO Enterprises (formerly Satellite Syndicated System)
      Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1981
      president, TEMPO television (formerly Satellite Syndicated System)
      Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1981
      president, TEMPO television (formerly Satellite Syndicated System)
      Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1981
      president, TEMPO television (formerly Satellite Syndicated System)
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