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George Edward Akerson

broadcasting executive

George Edward Akerson, Irish broadcasting executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross. Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1940-1945.; Member Business Committee for Arts.

Background

Akerson, George Edward was born on April 20, 1918 in Mpis. Son of George Edward and Harriet (Blake) Akerson.

Education

Student Harvard, 1939.

Career

With Boston-Herald-Traveler Corporation, 1936-1972, president, 1963-1972, Chairman of the Board, 1968-1972. President WHDH Corporation, 1963-1979, Chairman of the Board, 1972-1979. Director Entron, Inc.

Membership

Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1940-1945. Member Business Committee for Arts.

Connections

Married Anne Abbott, September 5, 1941.; married second, Phyllis Chadwick, May 9, 1964. Children: George Edward III, Stuart A., William N.

father:
George Edward Akerson

mother:
Harriet (Blake) Akerson

spouses:
Anne Abbott

Phyllis Chadwick

children:
George Edward III Akerson

Stuart A. Akerson

William N. Akerson