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Louis G. Cowan

public company executive , communications executive.

Louis G. Cowan, American public company executive, communications executive. Member Council on Foreign Relations, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Zeta Beta Tau.

Background

Cowan, Louis G. was born on December 12, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Jacob J. and Hetty (Smitz) Cowan.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy Chicago, 1931. Doctor of Letters, Emerson College.

Career

President, Louis G. Cowan Company, public relations, 1931-1941, Louis G. Cowan, Inc., radio and television prodns., 1946-1955. Vice president creative services Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1955-1958, president Columbia Broadcasting System television Network, 1958-1959. Director Morse Communication Research Center, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1961-1965.

Director Special Programs, Graduate School Journalism, Columbia, New York City, 1965-1976. President, editor Chilmark Press, Inc., 1962-1976. Chairman publications and advisory board Partisan Review.

Chairman public committee Columbia Journalism Review President Broadcast Institute N. American National chairman Weiner Oral History Library, American Jewish Committee Trustee International Broadcast Institute Cons. radio section Bureau Public Relations, War Department, 1941-1943. Director Voice American, chief New York City office Overseas O.W.I., 1943-1945.

Membership

Member Council on Foreign Relations, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Zeta Beta Tau. Clubs: Tavern (Chicago).

Connections

Married Pauline Spiegel, August 7, 1939. Children: Paul, Geoffrey, Holly, Liza.

father:
Jacob J. Cowan

mother:
Hetty (Smitz) Cowan

spouse:
Pauline Spiegel

children:
Paul Cowan

Geoffrey Cowan

Holly Cowan

Liza Cowan