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Broadcasting company executive

George Applegate Koehler, American Broadcasting company executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal with 3 oak leaf clusters; recipient Distinguished Service award Chapel of 4 Chaplains, 1969; named Man of Year television and Radio Advertising Club, Philadelphia, 1971; Broadcast Pioneer of Year Delaware Valley chapter Broadcast Pioneers.


Koehler, George Applegate was born on July 23, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Herbert Jacques and Mildred Warrington (Applegate) Koehler.


Bachelor, University of Pennsylvania, 1942.


Various positions, WFIL Stations, Philadelphia, 1945-1955; station manager, WFIL Radio and television, 1955-1968; general manager radio and television division, Triangle Publications, Inc., Philadelphia, 1968-1972; president, Gateway Communications, Inc., Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1970-1984; vice chairman bd, Gateway Communications, Inc., since 1985. Member planning committee Philadelphia Commision on Human Rels., 1957. Member Advisory Com.on Naval Affairs, 1968-1970.

Public relations chairman United Fund, 1965.


Trustee Methodist Hospital, Philadelphia, 1962-1997, Salem County Community College, 1996-1998. Committee commission United Methodist Church, 1980-1984. Board directors Pennington (New Jersey) School, 1973-1980.

Elder Presbyterian Church, 1992-2000. Captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member of Relilgion in American Life (board directors 1986-1987, inducted Philadelphia Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1994), Association Maximum Service Telecasters (board directors since 1976, secretary-treasurer 1980-1983, chairman 1984-1985, chairman emeritus 1986), ABC-television Affiliates Association (advisory board 1967-1971, chairman 1970-1971), Pennsylvania Association Broadcasters (president 1958-1959), Union League Club (Philadelphia), Union League Club, Rotary 1960, Alpha Delta Sigma.


Married Jane Marie Caputi, February 20, 1944. Children: Eric George, Gary Stephen.

Herbert Jacques Koehler

Mildred Warrington (Applegate) Koehler

Jane Marie Caputi

Eric George Koehler

Gary Stephen Koehler