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Frederic William Wile

broadcasting executive

Frederic William Wile, German broadcasting executive. Served as Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1944-1946.; Club: Princeton (New York City).


Wile, Frederic William was born on March 30, 1908 in Berlin, Germany. Son of Frederic William and Ada (Shakman) Wile.


Graduate Mercersburg Academy, 1926. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1930.


One son, Geoffrey Canterbury. Private secretary to the United States Ambassador to Italy, 1930-1931. With publicity department Columbia Broadcasting System, New York City, 1931-1934.

Manager radio publicity, manager research, supervisor radio and television operations Young & Rubicam, Inc., New York City and Hollywood, 1934-1949. With NBC, 1949-1956, successively assistant to vice president charge television network, vice president charge production, vice president charge programs Pacific division, 1949-1956. Associate Sylvester L. Weaver Junior, 1957-1958.

Officer Bodfred Prodns., Inc., Special Attractions, Inc., 1957-1958. Director business affairs M-G-M-television, 1958-1960. Vice president charge west coast operations Program Service, Inc., 1957-1960.

General executive John Guedel Productions, Los Angeles, 1959-1960. Managing director Pacific Coast operations of The Advertising Council, Incorporated, Hollywood, since 1960. Chairman radio committee War Advertising Council, 1942.

Associate director information War Manpower Commission, 1942-1943.


Served as Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1944-1946. Club: Princeton (New York City).


Married Rita Halle, June 11, 1932 (deceased).; married second, Bee Canterbury, July 17, 1952. Children: Frederic William, III, Halle.

Frederic William Wile

Ada (Shakman) Wile

Rita Halle


Frederic William Wile

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