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Newspaper and broadcasting executive

Richard Melvin Seaton, American newspaper and broadcasting executive. Established R.M. Seaton professional journalism chair Kansas State University, 1978, Dalton Defenders Memorial Museum, Coffeyville, Kansas, 1953, Brown Mansion Museum, Coffeyville, 1973.

Background

Seaton, Richard Melvin was born on January 25, 1913 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Fay Noble and Dorothea Elizabeth (Schmidt) Seaton.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Kansas State University, 1934.

Career

Officer and director various companies comprising, Seaton News Media Group, since 1937.

Achievements

  • Established R.M. Seaton professional journalism chair Kansas State University, 1978, Dalton Defenders Memorial Museum, Coffeyville, Kansas, 1953, Brown Mansion Museum, Coffeyville, 1973.

Membership

Trustee William Allen White Foundation, Kansas State University, Foundation. Member initial Kansas State Water Resources Board, 1954-1961, initial Kansas Cultural Arts Commission, 1965-1967. Founder Coffeyville History Museum.

Member Kansas Press Association (president 1949), Kansas Associated Press (chairman 1953), American Society Newspaper Editors, International Press Institute, Coffeyville Chamber of Commerce (president 1950-1951), Kansas State History Society (director since 1979), Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Theta Pi.

Connections

Married Mary Holton, June 1, 1936 (deceased 1989). Children: Richard H., Frederick D., Elizabeth, Edward L. Married Eva Lee Sanborn, May 18, 1991.

father:
Fay Noble Seaton

mother:
Dorothea Elizabeth (Schmidt) Seaton

spouse:
Mary Holton

spouse:
Eva Lee Sanborn

child:
Richard H. Seaton

child:
Frederick D. Seaton

child:
Elizabeth Seaton

child:
Edward L. Seaton