John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT GCVO GBE CB TD PC (20 July 1889 – 16 June 1971) was a British broadcasting executive who established the tradition of independent public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom. In 1922 he was employed by the BBC (British Broadcasting Company Ltd.) as its general manager; in 1923 he became its managing director and in 1927 he was employed as the Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation created under a Royal Charter. His concept of broadcasting as a way of educating the masses marked for a long time the BBC and similar organisations around the world.
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full name at birth
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claim to fame
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20 July 1889
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Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
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16 June 1971
Rothiemurchus chapel, Inverness-shire, Scotland
General manager and Chairman of the BBC (1922–1938)
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