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Richard B. Smith

television network executive

Richard B. Smith, American television network executive. Administrator Junior Achievement, Kansas City, 1970. Served with United States Army, 1956-1958.

Background

Smith, Richard B. was born on March 15, 1934 in Independence, Missouri, United States. Son of Harry B. and Heleh Ruth (Frisbey) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, 1956.

Career

Various management postitins American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Kansas City, Missouri, 1956-1968. Vice president United Computing Systems, 1968-1975, Western Union Telegraph Company, Upper Saddle, New Jersey, 1975-1978, American Satellite Corporation, Germantown, Maryland, 1978-1979. Executive vice president TEMPO Enterprises (formerly Satellite Syndicated System), Tulsa, since 1979.

President TEMPO television (formerly Satellite Syndicated System), since 1981, TEMPO Productions, Tulsa, since 1981, TEMPO Travel, Tulsa, since 1981. Board directors Civil Aeronautics Board. Member committee NCTA Satellite Network.

Membership

Administrator Junior Achievement, Kansas City, 1970. Served with United States Army, 1956-1958.

Connections

Married Ann M. Kephart, August 31, 1956. Children: Gregory B., R. Brent, Betsy.