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Lord Reith of Stonehaven, Sir John Reith

Person  Male  Born 20/7/1889  Died 16/6/1971

Categories: TV & Radio

Countries: Scotland

First Director-General of the BBC. Born Stonehaven, Kincardineshire. At 6' 6" he was an imposing man with a great talent for managing and leading organisations. He played an important role in the D-Day landings but was disappointed that Churchill did not give him more to do in the war and despite his successes at the BBC, looking back on his life he felt he had achieved very little compared with what he could have done. Died in Edinburgh after a fall.

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Lord Reith of Stonehaven, Sir John Reith

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Lord Reith - SW1

Lord Reith, 1889 - 1971, first Director-General of the BBC, lived here, 1924 ...

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Lord Reith - WC1

This stone was laid by the Rt. Hon. Lord Reith, 17th July 1965.

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