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Howland H. Sargeant

foundation executive. , international radio consultant

Howland H. Sargeant, American international radio consultant, foundation executive. Recipient certificate of appreciation United States Army, Superior Service award State Department, Dartmouth Alumni award.


Sargeant, Howland H. was born on July 13, 1911 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of M. Motley and Grace E. (Howl) Sargeant.


Graduate School Corporate and Polit.


With Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1935-1940. Editor Federal Home Loan Bank Review, 1937-1940. Executive secretary National Science Foundation of National Academy Sciences, 1940-1947.

Chief div. patent administration Office Alien Property Custodian, 1942-1947. Chairman Technology Industrial Intelligence Committee, United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1944-1946, deputy assistant secretary of state for public affairs, 1947-1951, assistant secretary public affairs, 1952-1953. Consultant State Department and Ford Foundation, 1953-1954.

President, trustee Radio Liberty Committee, Inc., 1954-1975. Director RFE/RL, Inc., 1976-1977, Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowships, from 1980. President Magnesium Development Corporation, 1945-1950.


  • Author: The Representation of the United States Abroad, 1965, Soviet Propaganda, 1972. Contributor article to professional journal President United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization General Conference, Paris, 1951. Chairman United States delegations 5th-7th confs.

    President Dartmouth Alumni Council, 1968-1969. Member of advisory committee Dartmouth Institute, 1972-1980, Graduate School Corporate and Political Communication Fairfield U., from 1968. Member Panel Ideas and Political Communication in Soviet Union, from 1976.

    Trustee Freedom House. Member board International Broadcasting, 1974-1975.


Member Association American Rhodes Scholars, International Radio and television Executives, Society International Broadcasters (chairman advisory board from 1982), Council Foreign Relations, American Foreign Service Association Beta Kappa, Sphinx, Kappa Kappa Kappa. Clubs: West Side Tennis (Forest Hills, New York).


Married Dorothy Psathas. Children: Kimon, Paul.

M. Motley Sargeant

Grace E. (Howl) Sargeant

Dorothy Psathas

Kimon Sargeant

Paul Sargeant