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publisher , lawyer , radio and television executive

William Howard Bronson, American publisher, lawyer, radio and television executive. Member, Trustee Shreveport Observatory, 1963-1965; member, vice chairman Louisiana Coordinating Council for Higher Education, 1969-1972; Member National Planning Association (nat. council). Shreveport Chamber of Commerce (director.

Background

Bronson, William Howard was born on July 10, 1912 in Dadeville, Alabama, United States. Son of George A. and Meige (Berkstresser) Bronson.

Education

Student Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1929-1930. Bachelor of Arts, University Alabama, 1933. Graduate study Harvard, 1933-1934.

Bachelor of Laws, Louisiana State University, 1938, Juris Doctor, 1968.

Career

Admitted to Louisiana bar, 1938, practiced in Shreveport, 1938-1940. With firm Tucker, Bronson & Martin, 1940-1952. President, public, director Shreveport Times.

President, director Monroe (Louisiana) News Star, Monroe Morning World, radio stations KWKH, Shreveport, Radio Broadcasting, Inc., Shreveport, Louisiana, also the Tri State Broadcasting System, Inc., Shreveport, 1952-1972. President Newspaper Production Company (agts. Shreveport Times, Shreveport Journal), 1953-1972.

Chairman of the Board, director Arkansas television Company, Inc. (television station KTHV, Little Rock), 1952-1972. Director, member Executive Committee of board directors Kansas City Southern Railway.

Director, member Executive Committee Kansas City Southern Industries, Inc., Louisiana & Arkansas Railway. Director Shreveport Engraving Company, Inc.

Membership

Member, Trustee Shreveport Observatory, 1963-1965. Member, vice chairman Louisiana Coordinating Council for Higher Education, 1969-1972. Member National Planning Association (nat. council).

Shreveport Chamber of Commerce (director. Clubs: Shreveport (director), Shreveport Country (president 1958).

Connections

Married Lillian Francez, July 9, 1935. Children: William H., and Susan Francez (now Mistress.

father:
George A. Bronson

mother:
Meige (Berkstresser) Bronson

spouse:
Lillian Francez

children:
William H. Bronson

and Susan Francez (now Mrs Bronson