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Ray Withers Bonta Edit Profile

journalism educator

Ray Withers Bonta was American journalism educator. Decorated Army Commendation medal. Recipient Outstanding Excellence in Public Relations award, University Texas, 1980, others. Board directors Schenectady Museum, 1950, Schenectady Symphony, 1950. Major United States Air Force, 1942-1945. Member English Speaking Union, West Austin Rotary Club (Rotary District Roll of Fame), Delta Chi, Sigma Delta Chi, Alpha Delta Sigma.

Background

Bonta, Ray Withers was born on March 10, 1913 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of William Henry and Georgia Ethel (Withers) Bonta.

Education

BJ, University Texas, 1934. Diploma, University Texas, 1984.

Career

Reporter, Dallas Morn. News, 1934-1938;business editor, Dallas Morn. News, 1939-1942;senior editor, General Electric Company, Schenectady, 1945-1948;manager industrial advertising, General Electric Company, 1950-1951;manager audio visual communications, General Electric Company, 1952-1975;manager administration, General Electric Company, 1975-1978;manager employee information, Hot Point division General Electric, Chicago, 1948-1949; Adjunct Professor journalism, University Texas, Austin, 1978-1983.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Grand Boulevard Bulletin magazine, Schenectady, 1946-1948, Southwest Insuror magazine, Dallas, 1939, 40, 000 Miles of War, 1945, Responsibilities of Business Leadership, 1954, Summerwood Newsletter, 1978-1985. Author: Audio-Visual Communication, 1977.

Membership

Board of directors Schenectady Museum, 1950, Schenectady Symphony, 1950. Major United States Air Force, 1942-1945. Member English Speaking Union, West Austin Rotary Club (Rotary District Roll of Fame), Delta Chi, Sigma Delta Chi, Alpha Delta Sigma.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, walking, stamp collecting.

Connections

Married Marnette Landrum, September 12, 1942. Children: I.G. Thompson III, Bedford Withers, Virginia Jamison.

father:
William Henry Bonta

mother:
Georgia Ethel (Withers) Bonta

spouse:
Marnette Landrum

children:
I.G. Thompson III Bonta

Bedford Withers Bonta

Virginia Jamison Bonta