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Publishing company executive

John Byron Lake, American publishing company executive. Member Florida Council of 100, 1972-1984; Board directors Foundation University Southern Florida, Tampa; trustee Poynter Fund. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945; Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1953, European Theatre of Operations; Served with United States Air Force, Korea. Member Florida Chamber of C., Florida Press Association.

Background

Lake, John Byron was born on November 30, 1920 in Follansbee, West Virginia, United States. Son of William Henry and Helen (Sanders) Lake.

Education

Student, Ohio State University, 1940. Student, University Alabama, 1941. Student, Notre Dame University, 1944.

Career

Salesman advertising department Eagle-Gazette newspaper, Lancaster, Ohio, 1947-1956. Director advertising Elizabeth Daily Journal, New Jersey, 1956-1960. With St. Petersburg Times and Evening Independent, Florida, 1960-1984, executive vice president, 1968-1971, publisher, 1971-1984.

1st vice president Times Public Company, St. Petersburg, 1966-1984, also director. Director, vice president Congressional Quarterly, Inc., Washington, 1966-1984. Director, president Semit Corporation, St. Petersburg, 1971-1984.

Director Landmark Unim Trust, St. Petersburg, Fotomat Corporation, Nation Newspapers, Nairobi, Kenya.

Membership

Member Florida Council of 100, 1972-1984. Board directors Foundation University Southern Florida, Tampa. Trustee Poynter Fund.

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945. Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1953, European Theatre of Operations. Served with United States Air Force, Korea.

Member Florida Chamber of C., Florida Press Association.

Connections

Married Katharine Ann Kerr, June 28, 1947. Children– Charlotte, Cynthia, Diane.

father:
William Henry Lake

mother:
Helen (Sanders) Lake

spouse:
Katharine Ann Kerr

children:
Charlotte Lake

Cynthia Lake

Diane Lake