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Donald Byron Abert

newspaper executive.

Donald Byron Abert, American newspaper executive. Recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American. Member American Newspaper Publications Association (trustee foundation 1972-1978), Milwaukee Association Commerce, Phi Gamma Delta.

Background

Abert, Donald Byron was born on April 14, 1907 in Milwaukee. Son of Byron H. and Lorraine K. (Haas) Abert.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1928.

Career

With Journal Company, publications Milwaukee Journal and Sentinel and operator broadcast stations WTMJ, WTMJ-television, WKTI, Milwaukee, from 1928. Vice president WKTI, 1952-1960, executive vice president, general manager, 1961-1968, president, public, 1968-1985, Chairman of the Board, 1977-1985, also director. President Matex, Inc.

Treasurer, director Audit Bureau Circulations, 1964-1974. Board of directors United Community Services Milwaukee, 1966-1970. President Milwaukee council Boy Scouts American, 1954-1955.

Board directors Greater Milwaukee Committee, Hospital Area Planning Committee, 1964-1970, Newspaper Advertising Bureau, from 1979. Member board corporation Boys Club. Trustee Harry J. Grant Scholarship Foundation, Milwaukee Boy Scout Fund, 1968-1978.

Trustee Milwaukee-Downer Seminary, 1946-1958, president, 1948-1952. Board directors Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, president, 1968-1970. Trustee Milwaukee Art Center, 1955-1980, Marquette U.

Membership

Member American Newspaper Publications Association (trustee foundation 1972-1978), Milwaukee Association Commerce, Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: Milwaukee Country (Milwaukee), University (Milwaukee), Town (Milwaukee), Rotary (Milwaukee), Press (Milwaukee), Milwaukee (Milwaukee).

Connections

Married Barbara Anne Grant, August, 1936. Children: Judith Abert Meissner, Barbara Abert Tooman, Grant.

father:
Byron H. Abert

mother:
Lorraine K. (Haas) Abert

spouse:
Barbara Anne Grant

children:
Judith Abert Meissner Abert

Barbara Abert Tooman Abert

Grant Abert