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Ben Posner

educator , public broadcasting executive

Ben Posner, American former public broadcasting executive, educator. Recipient Distinguished Service award United States Information Agency, 1961; Rockefeller Public Service award, 1970. Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1943-1946; Member American Society Public Administration, Federal Government Accountants Association.

Background

Posner, Ben was born on August 12, 1914 in Tucson. Son of Phillip and Rose (Tsibula) Posner.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration cum laude, University Arizona, 1936. Master of Arts in Government, George Washington University, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy., American University 1962.

Career

With United States Government bureaus, 1937-1972, assistant director for administration United States Information Agency, 1963-1972. Vice president, treasurer Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, 1973-1978. Special lecturer Royal-McBee Company, 1941-1963.

Professorial lecturer George Washington University, 1962-1978. Adjunct professor College of Virgin Islands, since 1979. Executive director President's Study Commission on International Radio Broadcasting, 1973.

President Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas.

Works

  • Author articles in field.

Membership

Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Society Public Administration, Federal Government Accountants Association.

Connections

Married Selma E. Sheftelman, July 30, 1940. Children– Richard Daniel, David Barnett.

father:
Phillip Posner

mother:
Rose (Tsibula) Posner

spouse:
Selma E. Sheftelman

children:
Richard Daniel Posner

David Barnett Posner