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Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. Collection

Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. Collection

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Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr.
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War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
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.

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Type of Resource:
Video: VHS [1 item] --Oral history interview
Douglas Manger
Eleanora Golobic
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


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