Newton N. Minow

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Newton N. Minow
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Newton Minow (May 2006)
Born Newton Norman Minow
January 17, 1926 (1926-01-17) (age 91)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nationality USA
Alma mater Northwestern University (B.S., 1949)
Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1950)
Occupation Honorary Consul General, Republic of Singapore, attorney
Employer Sidley Austin LLP
Spouse(s) Josephine Baskin
Children Nell, Martha, Mary

Newton Norman Minow (born January 17, 1926) is an American attorney and former Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. His speech calling to television as a "vast wasteland" is still used even as the speech has passed its 50th anniversary.

While still maintaining a law practice, Minow is currently the Honorary Consul General of Singapore in Chicago.[1]

Minow has been active in Democratic party politics. He is an influential attorney in private practice concerning telecommunications law and is active in many nonprofit, civic, and educational institutions.

President Barack Obama named him a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for 2016.

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