- Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr.
- State of Birth:
- Home State:
- War or Conflict
- World War, 1939-1945
- Military Status
- Prisoner of War
- Service History Note
- Civilian graduated from Princeton University and the Columbia Law School. He served in the American Field Service (AS), the Ambulance Corps, because of a visual impairment disqualified him for regular military service. He was attached to the British 8th Army in North Africa and the British 5th Army in Italy. He was a major in the British Army and entered government service, being assigned to the Marshall Plan in France and England. After years of practicing corporate law, he worked for two decades in public television as Vice President and Managing Director of WNET 13 in New York City and retired Vice Chairman, WETA television PBS channel 26 in Washington, DC. He also served as the President of Chess-In-The-Schools program.
- Type of Resource:
- Video: VHS [1 item] --Oral history interview
- Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.
- Collection #:
- Chamberlin Jr., Ward B.
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
- American Field Service (AFS)--Personal Narratives
- Cite as:
- Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. Collection
(AFC/2001/001/15402), Veterans History Project,
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress