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Publishing executive

Henry Zeller Urban, American publishing executive.


Urban, Henry Zeller was born on July 11, 1920 in Buffalo. Son of George Pennock and Florence Lenhard (Zeller) University.


Graduate, Hotchkiss School, 1939;Bachelor of Science, Yale University, 1943.


Treasurer, George Urban Milling Company, 1946-1953;with, Buffalo Eve. News, since 1953;assistant business manager, Buffalo Eve. News, 1957-1962;business manager, Buffalo Eve.

News, 1962-1971;treasurer, director, Buffalo Eve. News, 1971-1974;president, public, Buffalo Eve. News, 1974-1983;

director G. F. Zellers Sons, Inc., 1948-1953.


Board directors Travelers Aid Society, 1953-1959, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1960-1963, 73-76, 82-89, Young Men’s Christian Association, 1955-1968. Trustee Elmwood-Franklin School, 1967-1970. Trustee Canisius College, 1977-1983, board regents, 1972-1978.

Advisory board Medaille College, 1968-1983. Chairman parents council Hamilton College, 1977. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

Member Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, New York State Publications Association (director 1970-1973, 76-79) Clubs: Mid-day (Buffalo), Tennis and Squash (Buffalo), Buffalo (Buffalo), Buffalo Country (Buffalo), Saturn (Buffalo), Pack (Buffalo). Sankaty Head (Nantucket). Nantucket Yacht.


Married Ruth deMoss Wickwire, April 28, 1948. Children: Ruth Robinson Urban Smith, Florence de Moss Urban Hunn, Henry Zeller, Ward Wickwire.

George Pennock University

Florence Lenhard (Zeller) University

Ruth deMoss Wickwire

Ruth Robinson Urban Smith Urban

Florence de Moss Urban Hunn Urban

Henry Zeller Urban

Ward Wickwire Urban