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Communications consultant

William Gardner Harley, American communications consultant. Recipient Distinguished Citizen award Creighton University, 1965, Distinguished Alumnus award Wisconsin Alumni Association of Washington, 1966, Distinguished Service in Journalism award University Wisconsin, 1973, Distinguished Service award National Association Educational Broadcasters, 1975, Thomas Jefferson Freedom of Information award, 1983, Peabody Distinguished Service award, 1985.

Background

Harley, William Gardner was born on October 9, 1911 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Joel Alva and Elizabeth (Gardner) Harley.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1935; Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1940; honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Wisconsin, 1972.

Career

Instructor department radio-television education and staff, Station WHA, University of Wisconsin, 1936-1942; assistant professor, Station WHA, University of Wisconsin, 1942-1953; associate professor, Station WHA, University of Wisconsin, 1953-1957; professor, Station WHA, University of Wisconsin, 1957-1960; chief announcer, Wisconsin Broadcasting System, 1935-1940; program director, Wisconsin Broadcasting System, 1940-1944; acting director, Wisconsin Broadcasting System, 1944-1946; program coordinator, Ford-National Association Ednl. Broadcasters Adult Education Radio Project, 1950-1952; manager, Station WHA-television, 1954-1960; president, National Association Ednl. Broadcasters, Washington, 1960-1975; member of national industry advising committee, Federal Communication Commission, 1960-1972; delegate, International Conference on Schools Broadcastings, Rome, 1961; delegate, International Conference on Schools Broadcastings, Tokyo, 1964; delegate, International Conference on Schools Broadcastings, Paris, 1967; board directors, United States-Japan television Program Exchange Center, 1964-1968; director, Joint Council Ednl.

Telecommunications, 1960-1975; president, Joint Council Ednl. Telecommunications, 1973-1975; president, Ednl. Media Council, 1966-1968; chairman screening committee for radio-television,, Fulbright Scholarships, 1966-1972; member, United States National Commission United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1962-1968, 70-76; chairman, Mass Communications Committee, 1967-1968, 70-76; delegate, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Conference Use Space Broadcasting, Paris, 1971; delegate, International Broadcasting Unions Conference Communications Satellites, 1972; member, United States National Commission team, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1973; member, United States delegate United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization General Conference, 1974, 76, 78, 80; United States representative, Council of International Program for Communications Development, 1981, 82, 83.

Member Peabody Awards Board, 1976-1985, chairman, 1981-1985. Consultant Rothschild Foundation, Agency for International Development, United States Information Agency, Committee for Economics Development, United States Public Health Service. Consultant unites states department State, public affairs officer, 1977-1987.

Membership

Board of directors Americans for Universality of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, since 1989. Member Cosmos Club, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Theta Pi.

Connections

Married Jewell Bunnell, June 15, 1940. Children: Cynthia Harley Foster, Linda Harley Cunningham, Gratia, Gail (deceased).

father:
Joel Alva Harley

mother:
Elizabeth (Gardner) Harley

spouse:
Jewell Bunnell

child:
Linda Harley Cunningham Harley

child:
Gratia Harley

child:
Cynthia Harley Foster Harley

child:
Gail Harley (deceased)