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Reith, John Charles Walsham Reith, Baron, 1889-1971

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Personal name headingReith, John Charles Walsham Reith, Baron, 1889-1971
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Associated countryGreat Britain Scotland England
Associated placeLondon (England)
Birth date1889-07-20
Death date1971-06-16
Place of birthStonehaven (Scotland)
Place of deathEdinburgh (Scotland)
Field of activityBroadcasting
Profession or occupationBroadcasters Executives
Found inThe expense of glory, 1993: t.p. (John Reith) p. 1 (John Charles Walsham Reith, b. July 20, 1889) p. xiii (d. 1971)
Robinson, W. Sydney. The last Victorians, 2014: title page (Lord Reith) page 131 (the first Director General of the BBC and acclaimed pioneer of British broadcasting, Lord Reith of Stonehaven)
LC in RLIN, 10-11-94 (hdg.: Reith, John Charles Walsham Reith, Baron, 1889-1971)
WWW, 1971-1980 (Reith, 1st Baron, cr. 1940 of Stonehaven, John Charles Walsham Reith; b. 1889, d. June 16, 1971)
Wikipedia (English), December 15, 2014 (John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT GCVO GBE CB TD PC (20 July 1889--16 June 1971) was a Scottish broadcasting executive who established the tradition of independent public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom. In 1922 he was employed by the BBC (British Broadcasting Company Ltd.) as its general manager; in 1923 he became its managing director and in 1927 he was employed as the Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation created under a Royal Charter) ; 26 July 2022 (born at Stonehaven, Kincardineshire; educated in Glasgow; served in the Royal Engineers during World War I; the end of the war found Reith returning to Glasgow as general manager of an engineering firm; in 1922, he started working in London as secretary to the London Conservative group of MPs; he had no broadcasting experience when he replied to an advertisement for a general manager for an as-yet unformed British Broadcasting Company; he died in Edinburgh at the age of 81)
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