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John Edward VonRueden

John Edward VonRueden, American television station executive. Recipient National Achievement award, Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1987.

Background

  • VonRueden, John Edward was born on January 4, 1934 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. Son of John Lawrence and Teresa Margaret (Ackerman) VonRueden.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, University North Dakota, 1955.

    Career

    • Sales manager Station KFYR-AM-FM, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1966—1968, Station KFYR-television, Bismarck, 1968—1971. Station manager Station KXMB-television, 1971—1988, general sales manager, from 1971. Regional sales manager 4X television Network, from 1979.

      Director Audio Visual, Inc. Consultant, speaker in field. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1955-1957.

    Works

    • Author: Von on Vin, 1974-1983.

    Membership

    National committeeman Republican National Committee, 1984—1988. Delegate platform committee Republican National Convention, 1984, 1988. Board directors Young Republican National Federation, Fargo, North Dakota, 1960—1966.

    Commissioner Bismarck Park Board, 1972—1976, Bismarck City Commission, 1976—1984. Host Muscular Dystrophy Association, Telethon, from 1974. Member of Knights of Columbus lodge, American Legion, American Society Professional Consultant, television Bureau Advertising, National Association Broadcasters (100+ markets committee since 1985), North Dakota Broadcasters Association (president 1976), Advertising and Marketing Club of Bismarck 1973-1974, 1988-1989, (Ad Person of Year 1971-1973), Big K Club 4X television Network (life), Giant Club Meyer Broadcasting Company (life), Apple Creek Country (Bismarck) club 1976-1977, Elks lodge, Rotary lodge.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading.

    Connections

    • Married Joan Alice Schulz, September 15, 1962. Children: Jody Lynn, Kurt Michael, Karen Elizabeth.
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    Died April 17, 2007
    (aged 73)
    • 1955
      University North Dakota
    • 1966 - 1968
      Sales manager, Station KFYR-Master of Arts-FM
      Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
    • 1968 - 1971
      Sales manager, Station KFYR-Master of Arts-FM
      Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

    Award