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educator , Publishing executive

Maurice B. Mitchell, American publishing executive, educator.


Mitchell, Maurice B. was born on February 9, 1915 in New York City. Son of Jacob and Beatrice (Weinstein) Mitchell.


Student, New York University, 1935. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Denver, 1958. Doctor of Laws (honorary), West Virginia Wesleyan University, 1978.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), National College Education, 1969. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), National University, San Diego, 1986. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Colorado State University, 1971.


With, New York Times, 1935-1936;editor, Gouverneur (New York) Press, 1936-1937;assistant public, Ogdensburg (New York) Journal, 1938-1939;assistant public, Rochester (New York) Times-Union, 1940;national advertising manager, Albany (New York) Knickerbocker-News, 1941-1943;with, Columbia Broadcasting System, Washington, also New York City, 1945-1948;with, National Association Broadcasters, Washington, 1948-1949;managing director, Broadcast Advertising Bureau/TVB, New York City, 1949-1950;with, NBC, 1950;vice president, associate program service division, Muzak Corporation, New York City, 1950-1953;director, Muzak Corporation, 1953-1958;president, director, Encyclopedia British Films, Inc., 1953-1962;president, Encyclopedia British, Inc. (Chicago and all subsidiary), 1962-1967;director, Encyclopedia British Ednl. Corporation, 1977-1994.

Chancellor U. Denver, 1967-1977, emeritus, since 1978. President Center for Study Democratic Institutions/Fund for Republic, 1977-1978. Chairman Pacific Basin Institute, Santa Barbara, California, since 1978.

Director Washington program committee policy studies Annenberg Foundation, 1983-1985, consultant, 1986-1992. Chairman International Academy, Santa Barbara, 1988-1993, director Center for Study of the Environment, Santa Barbara,1993-. Co-founder, chairman Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 1975-1983.

Chairman Denver Branch Federal Reserve Bank, 1971-1976. Board directors Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on education and communications to professional journals.


Member United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1968-1974. Chairman California Educational technology advisory committee, 1981-1983, Denver Community Education Council on Integration Public Schools, 1974-1976. Trustee Freedoms Foundation.

Chairman Colorado committee Rhodes Scholarship Trust, 1974-1977, California Commission, 1978-1980. Citizens board University Chicago. Member advisory committee United States Army Command and General Staff College, Department Army, 1975-1978.

Chairman Western Regional Judges Truman Scholarships, 1976-1982. Director National Public Radio, 1977-1982, chairman, 1979-1982. Board associate National College Education.

Trustee Committee Economic Development, 1957-1962. Board directors Foreign Policy Association, World Affairs Center and National Citizens on International Cooperative, 1966-1971, chairman, 1980. Board directors, Institute International Education, 1978-1985, African Student Aid Fund.

Trustee National University, San Diego. Member Colorado State History Society (director), Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Alpha Psi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Psi, Cosmos Club (Washington), Chicago Club, Mid-American Club (Chicago), Santa Barbara Club, La Cumbre Country Club, Masons (32 degree, Knight Commander, Court of Honor).


Married Mildred Roth, March 1937. 1 child, Lee Mark; married Mary V. Rowles, November 1951. Children: Keith Edward, Deborah Irene.

Married Linda Merry Stewart, November 1991.

Jacob Mitchell

Beatrice (Weinstein) Mitchell

Mildred Roth

Mary V. Rowles

Linda Merry Stewart

Lee Mark Mitchell

Keith Edward Mitchell

Deborah Irene Mitchell