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Mass media executive

Richard De Lacey Simmons, American Mass media executive. Bar: New York 1959. Member, director county White Burkett Miller Center Public Affairs, University of Virginia.

Background

Simmons, Richard De Lacey was born on December 30, 1934 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Ernest J. and Winifred (McNamara) Simmons.

Education

Graduate, 1951; AB, Harvard College, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1958.

Career

Vice president, general counsel, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, New York City, 1969-1973; executive vice president, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, New York City, 1976-1979; vice chairman, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, New York City, 1979-1981; president, Moody's Investors Svc., New York City, 1973-1975; president, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., New York City, 1975; president, chief operating officer, Washington Post Company, Washington, 1981-1991; president, International Herald Tribune, Paris, 1989-1996. Board directors Washington Post Company, J.P. Morgan & Company, Inc., Morgan Guaranty Trust Company New York, Union Pacific Corporation, World Web Ltd. Member equity advisory board, director General Electric Investment Corporation.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1959.

Membership

Member, director county White Burkett Miller Center Public Affairs, University of Virginia.

Connections

Married Mary DeWitt Bleecker, May 20, 1961. Children: Christopher DeWitt, Robin Bleecker Turner.

father:
Ernest J. Simmons

mother:
Winifred (McNamara) Simmons

spouse:
Mary DeWitt Bleecker

children:
Robin Bleecker Turner Simmons

Christopher DeWitt Simmons