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Lawyer

Joseph Albert Mcdonald, American lawyer. Member broadcast advisory committee of the United States Information Agency; member United States Librarian Congress Panel on Revision Copyright Law. Trustee Webb Institute of N.A., since 1957.; Member Copyright Society United States of America (past president), American Bar Association.

Background

Mcdonald, Joseph Albert was born on June 8, 1903 in New York City. Son of Joseph F. and Luella A. (Rossman) Mcdonald.

Education

Graduate Webb Institute Naval Architecture, Glen Cove, New York, 1924. Bachelor of Laws, Fordham University, 1928. Master of Laws, New York University, 1929.

Career

Bar, 1939, District of Columbia Bar, 1958. Associate Hunt, Hill & Betts, 1929-1932. Attorney National Broadcasting Company, legal department, New York City, 1932-1937, Chicago, 1937-1943, assistant general counsel, New York City, 1943-1945.

General attorney and secretary American Broadcasting Company, Inc., New York City, 1945-1951, vice president 1946-1951, assistant to president 1950-1951. Secretary and director ABC Television Center, Inc. 1946-1951; secretary WXYZ, Inc.

1946-1951; director Broadcast Music, Inc. 1945-1951; treasurer NBC, Inc., 1951-1956, assistant general counsel, 1956-1958. Partner Smith, Hennessey & McDonald, since 1958.

Membership

Member broadcast advisory committee of the United States Information Agency. Member United States Librarian Congress Panel on Revision Copyright Law. Trustee Webb Institute of N.A., since 1957.

Member Copyright Society United States of America (past president), American Bar Association.

Connections

Married Louise Cruger Muth, August 9, 1931. Children: Joseph F., Louise M., Ruth E.

father:
Joseph F. Mcdonald

mother:
Luella A. (Rossman) Mcdonald

spouse:
Louise Cruger Muth

children:
Louise M. Mcdonald

Joseph F. Mcdonald

Ruth E. Mcdonald