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Henry Loomis

broadcast executive

Henry Loomis was American broadcast executive. Recipient Rockefeller Public Service award for foreign affairs, 1963. Vice chairman board directors National Museum Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1991-1992, trustee, 1992-1995; trustee Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville, 1991-1996; board directors, honorary member Jacksonville Zoological Society, 1991-1996.

Background

LOOMIS, Henry was born on April 19, 1919 in Tuxedo Park, New York, United States. Son of Alfred Lee Loomis and Ellen Holman Farnsworth Loomis.

Education

AB, Harvard, 1941; Student, University California, 1946.

Career

With radiation laboratory University California, 1945-1947. Assistant to president Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1947-1950. Assistant to chairman research & development board United States Department Defense, 1950-1951.

Consultant Psychological Strategy Board, Washington, 1951-1952. Staff President's Committee International Information, 1953. Chief Office Research & Intelligence United States Information Agency, 1954-1957, director broadcasting service Voice of America, 1958-1965.

Staff to special assistant to President for science & technical The White House, 1957-1958. Deputy commissioner education United States Department Health Education & Welfare, 1965-1966. Partner St. Vincents Island Company, New York City, 1966-1969.

Deputy director United States Information Agency, 1969-1972. President Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, 1972-1978. Trustee, vice chairman board directors Mitre Corporation, 1967-1969, 78-91.

Membership

Vice chairman board directors National Museum Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1991-1992, trustee, 1992-1995. Trustee Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville, 1991-1996. Board directors, honorary member Jacksonville Zoological Society, 1991-1996.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, hunting, fishing, skiing.

Connections

Married Mary Paul Macleod, May 18, 1946 (divorced January 1974). Children: Henry, Mary, Lucy, Gordon. Married Jacqueline C. Williams, January 19, 1974.

Stepchildren: Charles Judson Williams, John Chalmers Williams, David Finley Williams, Robert Wood Williams.

father:
Alfred Lee Loomis

mother:
Ellen Holman (Farnsworth) Loomis

spouses:
Mary Paul Macleod

Jacqueline C. Williams

children:
Henry Loomis

Mary Loomis

Lucy Loomis

Gordon Loomis

Charles Judson Williams Loomis

John Chalmers Williams Loomis

David Finley Williams Loomis

Robert Wood Williams Loomis