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Richard Pinkham U.S. Navy WWII
Richard Pinkham U.S. Navy WWII

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Date of Birth: 4/11/1914
Died On: 1/19/1997 Last Residence: 33455, Hobe Sound, Martin, Florida
Street Address: Milton Road
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy-WWII

Veteran Code: USN-210

Richard Pinkham was born in Connecticut in 1914. In Rye his family lived on Milton Road and were members of Christ Church. Richard served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Lieut. Richard Pinkham, U. S. N. R. , Mrs. Pinkham and little daughter of Milton Road are at Miami Beach, Fla. , while Lieut. Pinkham is taking a special course of training.
PAGE SIX THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, January 21, 1944

Richard AJL Pbikhams retired NBC producer, advertising firm executive Richard Alt Pinkham, a retired NBC television producer and advertising executive who formerly lived in Rye, died Sunday, Jan .1 19, 1997, at the Jupiter Medical Center in Jhpiter, Fla. He was 82. .

He was born in New York City on April 11, 1914, to Edward and Betty Rai Pinkham. He graduated from the Choate School in Wallingford, Cona, and later served oh the board of trustees. He was a member of Yae University's dass of 1936 and later was a member of the University Council of Yale Mr. Pinkham started his career with Time magazine in 1935 wad worked as circulation director and a member of the board of directors for The New York Herald Tribune. He joined NBC in 1951 as manager of network planning He was appointed the executive producer of the Today" show in 1952 and under his aegis, the program became the tophilled program in television broadcasting. He also launched the Home Show with Arlene Francis and the Tonight Show with Steve. Allen. He served as NBCs vice president of network programming non 1956 to 1957. . He then joined Ted Bates A Col Advertising, where he rose to vice chairman before retiring in 1975k In that position, he conducted media negotiations on behalf of dozens of major corporations and tions. Contributions may be made to Mr. Pinkham was active in profcs- .Yale University or to the UB. Se-sional and civic activities. He served mar Golf Association, Far Hill, N J. as president of the International 0793L Radio A Television Society, director and member of the Executive Com-' mittee of Educational Broadcasting Corpi, trustee of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a trustee of Outward Bound. He was also a director of the Cadbury Schweppes (USA) beverage' company. - Mr. Pinkham lived in Rye for 40 .years before briefly relocating to Greenwich, Conn. He moved to Florida about 15 yean ago. fie is tiie past commodore of the Kobe Sound . Yacht Chib in Hdbe Sound, FUl, and has been active' in the UJS. Senior Golf Association. .In April 1941, he married Marry Bumue" Strothers in Rye. .

Survivors indude his wife; two daughters, Mary Penny Janeway of Cambridge, Mass., and -Elisabeth Betty Anderson of Billings, Mont; twrrsons, Richard AJL Pinkham Jr. of Re -end David & Pinkham Barringtpn, RL; a stepsister, Helen Andrus of Sarasota, FUl; and eight. A and died earlier. A memorial Thursday at pel on Jupiter merits are being made by the Gre-. ham Funeral Home in Rye and the Taylor A Modeen Funeral Home in Jupiter, Fla. Edward Pinkham Jr, Vincent Andrus, win be held Memorial. Cha-Fla. Arnmge-

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