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Graduation Year
  • 1918
  • 2020

Born in Turkey in 1900, immigrated with family to Philadelphia 1907 … 1918 named top high school graduate in Philadelphia, winning fully-paid 4-year scholarship University of Pennsylvania … after getting two degrees there, came to Bloomington with RCA … formed own company 1947 and pioneered in development of FM radio, TV, early color TV (mid-1960s) … for 7 years (1966-73) owner-publisher Bloomington Courier-Tribune newspaper … in Monroe County Hall of Fame, plaque calls him “enterpriser” whose radio stations “started local broadcast of IU basketball games, high school football, basketball games.” … died at 87 Oct. 7, 1987.