Deaf in one ear. Attended public schools in New Jersey and graduated the Wharton School of journalism at the University of Pennsylvania, 1931. Inherited his father's Philadelphia newspaper and made a fortune in the publishing business, especially from founding the magazine TV Guide in 1952. Endowed schools of communication at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Southern California. Went into philanthropy, supporting public television and creating a foundation to support education. Appointed by President Nixon to be U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1969-74.
Who's Who in American Politics, 7th ed., 1979-1980, p.64.
13 March 1908-1 October 2002