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Lawyer , Television executive

August Christopher Meyer, American lawyer, television executive. Assisted in procuring publication Dyess Story, which told of Bataan Death March. Past president, board directors Burnham City Hospital, Champaign; former trustee Lincoln Academy Illinois; Member National Association Broadcasters, Association of Maximum Service Telecasters (director), Illinois, Champaign County bar associations, Phi Alpha Delta, Alpha Kappa Psi.

Background

Meyer, August Christopher was born on October 28, 1900 in Brookport, Illinois, United States. Son of Gus and Ida (Pierce) Meyer.

Education

Graduate, Southern Illinois University, 1922. Juris Doctor, University Illinois, Urbana, 1928.

Career

Banker, Brookport, 1917-1924; practice law, Champaign, from 1928; member firm, Leonard & Meyer, 1928-1934; member firm, Meyer & Franklin, 1934-1954; member firm, Meyer & Capel, 1954-1965; attorney, Illinois Press Association, 1946-1954; founder, Midwest television, Inc., Champaign, Illinois, 1952; president, Midwest television, Inc., Champaign, Illinois, 1952-1976; Chairman of the Board, Midwest television, Inc., Champaign, Illinois, 1976-1991; Chairman, Board Of Directors, Bank of Illinois (formerly Trevett-Mattis Banking Company), Champaign, 1962-1991. Member Columbia Broadcasting System-television affiliates advisory board, 1960-1963, 66-69. State of Illinois representative in negotiations for procurement airport for University of Illinois, 1943-1945, member commission to study future development School of Aeronautics an development of aviation.

Achievements

  • Assisted in procuring publication Dyess Story, which told of Bataan Death March.

Membership

Past president, board directors Burnham City Hospital, Champaign. Former trustee Lincoln Academy Illinois. Member National Association Broadcasters, Association of Maximum Service Telecasters (director), Illinois, Champaign County bar associations, Phi Alpha Delta, Alpha Kappa Psi.

Clubs: President's (University Illinois), Burning Tree (Bethesda, Maryland). Champaign Country, La Jolla (California) Country.

Connections

Married Clara Rocke, February 2, 1929. 1 child, August Christopher.

father:
Gus Meyer

mother:
Ida (Pierce) Meyer

spouse:
Clara Rocke

child:
August Christopher Meyer