Gordon Barton McLendon Edit Profile
AB, Yale University, 1943; student, Harvard Law School, 1946.
Owner radio station, KNET, Palestine, Texas, 1946; president, owner, Liberty Broadcasting System, Dallas, 1948-1952; president, owner, Station KOST, Los Angeles president, owner, Station KNUS, Dallas. Partner McLendon Company, McLendon Pacific Corporation, Sunshine Broadcasting Corporation, Coronado, McLendon Theatres. Special communications adviser Peace Corps, 1964-1965.
The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.
The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.
Selected Outstanding Football Announcer, Sporting News, 1950. Named One of 10 Outstanding Young Men, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1951. Recipient Betty award Association Broadcasting Executives Texas, 1967, Radio's Man of Year award, Pulse.
Member City Brook Hollow Golf, Dallas Country, Broadcast Pioneers, Variety International (chief barker), Cipango clubs, Chi Psi.
Married; children: Jan, Bart, Kristen, Anna Gray.