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Communications executive

Robert Easton Button, American communications executive. Recipient 2 Bronze Stars. Member Reserve Officers Association, since 1991, Broadcast Pioneers, New York City, since 1991; director Orchestra, Greenwich, New York, since 1991, Mens Chorus, since 1991. With United States Army, 1944-1945. Member High Arctic Explorers Club, Lions, Acadia Lodge F&AM, University Club District of Columbia, Retired Men's Association.

Background

Button, Robert Easton was born on July 25, 1915 in Englewood, New Jersey, United States. Son of John Conyers and Olive Lyle (Demarest) Button.

Education

Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1936; Bachelor of Laws, Brooklyn Law School, 1939.

Career

Clerk, Guaranty Trust Company. New York City, 1936-1939; program manager, NBC, New York City, 1939-1941; colonel, United States Army, 1941-1946; sales executive, NBC, New York City, 1946-1954; consultant, Secretary Defense, Washington, 1954-1955; director, Voice of America, Washington, 1955-1958; counselor of embassy, United States Government, Paris, 1958-1964; executive assistant to chairman, Comsat, Washington, 1964-1973; director satellite operations, Teleprompter, New York City, 1973-1975; president, American TransCom, Greenwich, Connecticut, since 1975. Instructor in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to local publications.

Membership

Member Reserve Officers Association, since 1991, Broadcast Pioneers, New York City, since 1991. Director Orchestra, Greenwich, New York, since 1991, Mens Chorus, since 1991. With United States Army, 1944-1945.

Member High Arctic Explorers Club, Lions, Acadia Lodge F&AM, University Club District of Columbia, Retired Men's Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, performing and composing.

Connections

Married Decima Knight, July 2, 1945. Children: Phyllis Ann, Marilyn, Allyson.

father:
John Conyers Button

mother:
Olive Lyle (Demarest) Button

spouse:
Decima Knight

child:
Marilyn Button

child:
Allyson Button

child:
Phyllis Ann Button