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Broadcast executive

William Pettus Hobby, American Broadcast executive, retired. Served to Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1957.

Background

Hobby, William Pettus was born on January 19, 1932 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of William Pettus and Oveta (Culp) Hobby.

Education

Bachelor, Rice University, 1953.

Career

President, H & C Communications, Inc., 1979-1983;Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, H & C Communications, Inc., 1983-1996;lieutenant governor, Texas, 1973-1991;chancellor, University of Houston Sys., 1995-1997. Sid Richardson professor Lyndon B. Johnson School Public Affairs, University Texas, Austin, 1990-1997. Radoslav Tsanoff professor Rice U., Houston, since 1991.

Membership

Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1957.

Connections

Married Diana Poteat Stallings, September 11, 1954. Children: Laura Poteat Beckworth, Paul William, Andrew Purefoy, Katherine Pettus Gibson.

father:
William Pettus Hobby

mother:
Oveta (Culp) Hobby

spouse:
Diana Poteat Stallings

child:
Laura Poteat Beckworth Hobby

child:
Paul William Hobby

child:
Andrew Purefoy Hobby

child:
Katherine Pettus Gibson Hobby