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Lawyer , corporate executive

Jack Neville Berkman, British lawyer, corporate executive. Bar: Ohio 1930.


Berkman, Jack Neville was born on February 12, 1905 in London, England. Came to the United States, 1908, naturalized, 1922. Son of Hyman L. and Sarah (Hellman) Berkman.


AB, University of Michigan, 1926;Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1929.


Practiced in, Steubenville, until 1968;Chairman of the Board, president, Rust Craft Broadcasting Companyoperating, Station WSTV-AM-FM-television, Steubenvilleoperating, Station WJKS-television, Jacksonville, Floridaoperating, Station WRDW-television, Augusta, Georgiaoperating, Station WTYM, Tampa, Floridaoperating, Station WEYI-television, Saginaw, Michiganoperating, Station WROC-AM-FM-television, Rochester, New Yorkoperating, Station Water Resources Consolidation Project-AM-FM, Philadelphiaoperating, Station WPIT-AM-FM, Pittsburghoperating, Station WRCB-television, Chattanoogaoperating, Station WWOL-AM-FM, Buffalo, New Yorkoperating, also Rust Craft Cable. Vice Chairman of the Board, chairman of the executive committee Rust Craft Greeting Cards Boston, New York City and Pittsburgh, (which also operated Rust Craft Ltd., England, Canada, France), 1958-1979. Chairman, chief Executive officer, director Associated Communications Corporation, New York City, Pittsburgh, since 1979.

Subsidiary of ACC, Associated AmericanArtists, New York City, Celcom Communication Corps. (Cellular operations, Pittsburgh, Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, New York), WSTV, Inc. Steubenville, (RAdio AM-FM), Past director Union Savings Bank and Trust Company, Sinclair Building, Steubenville.

Past chairman Tri-State Industrial Commission.


  • Bar: Ohio 1930.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (play) Playing God, 1931, also short stories, articles.


President, trustee Sybiel B. Berkman Foundation, Steubenville. Director emeritus Retina Foundation Development Board. Founding member Society of Friends, Japan House, New York City.

Fellow Aspen Institute Humanistic Studies. Member National Council of the Rockefeller University, advisory board Skin Cancer Foundation. National Council of Metropolitan Opera.

American Bar Association, Federal Communications Commission Bar Association. Ohio Bar Association (past president junior bar). American Society for Tehnion (life trustee).

Harvard Law School Association, New York. International Radio & television Society New York City. Special Republican to 350th Anniversary Celebration of Harvard University.

Member Dean's Advisory Council of Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, member Board Overseers' Committee on University Resources of Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Member of Harvard-Yale-Princeton, Variety (Pittsburgh). Friars, Harvard, Harmonie (New York City).


Married Sybiel B. Altman, August 27, 1933 (deceased May 1964). Children: Myles P., Monroe E., Stephen L. Married Lillian Duban Rojtman, January 26, 1970.

Hyman L. Berkman

Sarah (Hellman) Berkman

Sybiel B. Altman

Lillian Duban Rojtman

Myles P. Berkman

Monroe E. Berkman

Stephen L. Berkman