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radio and television broadcaster

Hugh Malcolm Downs, American Radio and television broadcaster. Chairman Board of Governors National Space Society; chairman United States committee for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. M C.

Background

Downs, Hugh Malcolm was born on February 14, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of Milton Howard and Edith (Hick) Downs.

Education

Student, Bluffton (Ohio) College, 1938-1939;student, Wayne State University, 1940-1941;student, Columbia, 1955-1956.

Career

Staff announcer radio station, WLOK, Lima, Ohio., 1939;program director, WLOK, 1939-1940;staff announcer radio station, WWJ, Detroit, 1940-1942;staff announcer radio station, NBC, Chicago, 1943-1954;co-host 20/20, ABC News. Special consultant United Nations on refugee problems Middle East, 1961-1964. Consultant Center for Study Democratic Institutions.

Chairman of the Board Raylin Prodns., Inc., since 1960.

Works

Membership

Chairman Board of Governors National Space Society. Chairman United States committee for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.

Connections

Married Ruth Shaheen, February 20, 1944. Children– Hugh Raymond, Deirdre Lynn.

father:
Milton Howard Downs

mother:
Edith (Hick) Downs

spouse:
Ruth Shaheen

children:
Hugh Raymond Downs

Deirdre Lynn Downs