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Communications executive

James M. Rupp, American communications executive. Recipient Abe Lincoln award, Southern Baptist Radio and television Commission, 1985. board directors Science Museum Minnesota.


Rupp, James M. was born on November 7, 1935 in Pocatello, Idaho, United States. Son of Mahlon and Ila Grace (Burnham) Rupp.


Bachelor, Idaho State University, 1957. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1959.


Marketing director, product manager, American Research Bureau, 1959-1964;vice president, Media Stat, 1965;group vice president, general manager, Cox Broadcasting, Atlanta, 1965-1976;executive vice president, Midwest Communications, Inc., Minneapolis, 1976-1981;president and chief operating officer, then chief Executive officer, Midwest Communications, Inc., Minneapolis, 1981-1992;also board directors, Midwest Communications, Inc., Minneapolispresident, chief Executive officer, J.R. Communications, Inc., Minneapolis, since 1992. Board directors United Video, Inc., Tulsa, United Video Cablevision, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut-Inc., First Trust Company, Minneapolis and St. Paul, King World Prodns., Inc., New York City, Space Systems, Inc., Prevue Networks, Inc.


Board directors Science Museum Minnesota.


Married Sharon Elaine, August 28, 1955. Children: Julie Rupp Dasher, Sandra, Steven.

Mahlon Rupp

Ila Grace (Burnham) Rupp

Sharon Elaine

Julie Rupp Dasher Rupp

Sandra Rupp

Steven Rupp