Born on 20th of July 1889
Died on 16th of June 1971
Born 1889. Died 1971 - Scottish engineer and pioneer of broadcasting.
Engineering apprentice before moving into radio communication. First general manager of the BBC in 1922, director general from 1927 to 1938. Elected MP for Southampton in 1940, appointed as Minister of Information then Minister of Transport. Served as chairman of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Board (1946-50). Wrote two volumes of autobiography, Into the Wind (1949) and Wearing Spurs (1966).
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