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Newton N. Minow

AKA Newton Norman Minow

Born: 17-Jan-1926
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: FCC Chairman, 1961-63

Military service: US Army (WWII, 1944-46)

Wife: Josephine Baskin (m. 1949, three daughters)
Daughter: Nell Minow
Daughter: Martha L. Minow (Dean of Harvard Law School)
Daughter: Mary Minow

    University: BS, Northwestern University (1949)
    Law School: JD, Northwestern University Law School (1950)
    Administrator: Trustee, Northwestern University (1975-87)
    Administrator: Trustee, University of Notre Dame (1964-77 and 1983-)
    Administrator: Overseers Chairman, Jewish Theological Seminary of America (1974-77)

    Sidley Austin of Counsel (1991-)
    Sidley Austin Partner (1965-91)
    Encyclopedia Britannica EVP and General Counsel (1963-65)
    US FCC Chairman (1961-63)
    Stevenson, Rifkind & Wirtz Partner (1955-61)
    Mayer, Brown & Platt Associate (1953-55)
    Illinois State Official Assistant Counsel to Gov. Adlai Stevenson (1952-53)
    Law Clerk to US Supreme Court Justice Fred Vinson (1951-52)
    Mayer, Brown & Platt Associate (1950-51)
    Member of the Board of Foote, Cone & Belding (1980-97)
    Member of the Board of Aon (1990-2001)
    Member of the Board of Manpower (1991-2001)
    Member of the Board of PBS (1973-80, as Chairman, 1978-80)
    Member of the Board of Sara Lee
    Member of the Board of Tribune Co.
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Bar Association
    Bill Bradley for President
    Carnegie Corporation Past Chairman
    Chicago Bar Association
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra Trustee (1975-87)
    Illinois State Bar Association
    Mayo Foundation Trustee (1973-81)
    Obama for Congress 2000
    Obama for Illinois
    RAND Corporation Past Chairman
    State Bar of Wisconsin 1950

Author of books:
Equal Time: The Private Broadcasters and the Public Interest (1964)
How Vast the Wasteland Now (1991)


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