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Harry Ray Bannister

broadcasting executive.

Harry Ray Bannister, American broadcasting executive. Served with 41st Division, Infantry, United States Army, World War I.; Member National Association Broadcasters (directory).

Background

Bannister, Harry Ray was born on April 30, 1894 in New York City. Son of John and Ella (Brown) Bannister.

Education

Private tutors.

Career

District manager American Druggists Syndicate, 1920-1925, Éleuthère Irénée duPont de Nemours, 1925-1929. Salesman Radio Station WJR, 1929-1930. Salesman Radio Station WWJ, 1931-1933, sales manager, 1934-1940, general manager, 1940-1952.

Vice president NBC, since 1952.

Membership

Served with 41st Division, Infantry, United States Army, World War I. Member National Association Broadcasters (directory).

Connections

Married Gertrude Keating, April. Children: Mary Ellen Francis, Patricia Wilhelm.

father:
John Bannister

mother:
Ella (Brown) Bannister

spouse:
Gertrude Keating

children:
Mary Ellen Francis Bannister

Patricia Wilhelm Bannister