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ambassador , Communications executive

John S. Hayes, American ambassador, communications executive. Decorated Bronze Star; Order of British Empire; Croix de Guerre; recipient Washingtonian award Washington Chamber of Commerce, 1953.


Hayes, John S. was born on August 21, 1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


AB, University of Pennsylvania, 1931.


President Post-Newsweek Stations and executive vice president, Washington Post Company, 1947-1966;also board directors, Washington Post CompanyUnited States ambassador to Switzerland, 1966-1969;president, United Way American, 1962-1964. Member United States delegate International Conference on Communication Satellite, 1969. Mem.Fed. City Council, Washington, 1963-1966.

Chairman Meridian House International, Washington, 1970-1974, Radio Free Europe Radio Station Liberty, from 1976.


Trustee Springfield College, 1960-1966, National Urban League, Washington Performing Arts Society, University North Florida, from 1978. Board directors United Service Organizations, National Symphony Orchestra. Member Carnegie Corporation Commission on Educational television, 1965, Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, 1972.

Chairman United Arts Organization, Washington, 1971. Lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1941-1946, commanding officer American Forces Radio Network European Theatre of Operations. Fellow American Academy Political and Social Science.

Member Association Maximum Service Telecasters (director), National Association Broadcasters (director), Federal City Club, Ponte Vedra Club, Players Club, Sawgrass Club, Pi Delta Epsilon (honorary).


Married Donna Gough; children: Jonathan S., Rhea Anne, Ellen Laurie, Peter Ogle.

Donna Gough

Jonathan S. Hayes

Rhea Anne Hayes

Ellen Laurie Hayes

Peter Ogle Hayes