David Sarnoff

Name:
David Sarnoff
Role:
Chairman of the board of directors of Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation
Born:
1891
Died:
1971

About

Chairman of the board of directors of Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation. Emigrated from Russia in 1900. Early career as wireless operator for Marconi Wireless, becoming famous as the operator receiving the first reports of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. He became commercial manager of the Marconi company, moving to the same position in RCA when it took over Marconi. Became Chairman of the board of RKO on its establishment, and resigned in 1935.

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