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Franklin D. Schurz Jr.

SchurzOccupation: Chairman Emeritus
Born: South Bend, Indiana, May 22, 1931

Education:
Honorary LHD, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (2015)
Advanced Management Program, Harvard University (1984)
MBA, Harvard University (1956)
AB, Harvard University (1952)

Career:
Chairman Emeritus, Schurz Communications, Inc. (2007-Present)
Chairman, Schurz Communications, Inc. (2006-2007)
President, Chairman, Schurz Communications, Inc. (1982-2006)
Treasurer, Schurz Communications, Inc. (1983-1989)
President, South Bend Tribune (1976-1982)
Editor, Publisher, South Bend Tribune (1972-1982)
Executive Vice President, South Bend Tribune (1975-1976)
Director, South Bend Tribune (1971-1976)
Secretary, South Bend Tribune (1970-1975)
Associate Publisher, South Bend Tribune (1971-1972)
Editor, Morning Herald and Daily Mail (1966-1970)
Publisher, Morning Herald and Daily Mail (1962-1970)
Assistant Publisher, Morning Herald and Daily Mail, Hagerstown, MD (1960-1962)
Executive Assistant, South Bend Tribune (1956-1960)
Past President, WDBJ Television, Inc., Roanoke, VA
Past President, WAGT Television, Inc., Augusta, GA
Past President, KY3, Inc., Springfield, MO
Past President, WASK, Inc., Lafayette, IN

Military:
Second Lieutenant to Captain, U.S. Army Reserves Artillery (1952-1962)

Civic:
Elder, Presbyterian Church, Bowman, MT (2018-Present); Member, Board of Trustees, American Museum of Fly Fishing (2017); Trustee, Culver Educational Foundation (2017); Member, President’s Council, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (1988-1994); Member, Board of Directors, Indiana Endowment for Educational Excellence Inc., Indianapolis, IN (1987-1990); Member, Board of Regents, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN (1977-1983); Chairman, Advisory Council, College of Arts and Letters, Notre Dame University (1980-1982); President, South Bend/Mishawaka Area Chamber of Commerce (1980-1982); Chairman, Indiana Arts Commission (1979-1981); Member, Maryland Physical Fitness Commission; Member, Advisory Board, Indiana University, South Bend, IN; Member, Board of Visitors, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Member, Culver Military Academy Education Foundation; Past Chairman, Board of Trustees, Indiana Chapter, The Nature Conservancy; Past Campaign Chairman, United Way of St. Joseph County, Indiana; Past Campaign Chair, United Way of Washington County, Maryland

Awards:
Recipient, Frank Rogers Award, Rotary Club, South Bend, IN (1980); Recipient, Presidential Award of Merit, National Newspaper Association (1965); Recipient, AWRT Achievement Award, American Women in Radio & Television; Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Silver Award, Michiana Ad Club; Recipient, Chuck Sherman Television Leadership Award, National Association of Broadcasters; Recipient, Casey Award, University of Minnesota; Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional; Recipient, Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award

Memberships:
Foundation Honorary Trustee, American Women in Radio and TV (1996-Present); Member, Board of Directors, MSTV (2001-2007); Member, Board of Directors, C-SPAN (1997-2004); Member, Board of Directors, American Press Institute (1985-1994); Chairman, Audit Committee, Associated Press (1979-1984); Past President, Chesapeake Associated Press Association; Past President, MD-DE-DC Press Association; Past President, Hoosier State Press Association; Past Member, Board of Directors, Newspaper Advertising Bureau; Member, American Society of Newspaper Editors; Member, National Press Club; Chair, Committees, American Newspaper Publishers Association; Past Board Member, Inland Press Association; Past President, Institute of Newspaper Controllers and Finance Officers; Member, Society of Professional Journalists; Member, Board of Directors, Newspaper Advertising Bureau; Member, Board of Directors, Southern Production Plan; Member, Board of Directors, Riverside Press Enterprise; Member, Board of Directors, Atlantic Salmon Federation; Member, Explorers Club; Member, Anglers’ Club of New York

Religion:
Presbyterian

Family:
Son of Franklin Dunn Schurz, Sr. and Martha (Montgomery) Schurz
Married: Bethany Marie (Lark) Schurz
Stepchildren: Amanda Gaskin; Christina Haggerty; Chase Musick; Lindy Thomas; Shakinah Brzezinski; Rani Brzezinski; Alden O’Brien; Tracy Hubbell; Paul Tullis
21 Step-Grandchildren

Hobbies:
The outdoors; Fly fishing; Wildlife bird hunting; Conservation; Philanthropy; Golf; Skiing; Travel; Good music

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry – 2002-2003, 33rd Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry – 1994-1995, 28th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry – 1992-1993, 27th Edition (pub. 1991)
Who’s Who in America – 2019, 72nd Edition (pub. 2019)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in America – 1997, 51st Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in America – 1996, 50th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in America – 1995, 49th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in America – 1994, 48th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in America – 1992-1993, 47th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in America – 1990-1991, 46th Edition (pub. 1990)
Who’s Who in America – 1989-1990, 45th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in America – 1987-1988, 44th Edition (pub. 1986)
Who’s Who in Entertainment – 1998-1999, 3rd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in Entertainment – 1992-1993, 2nd Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in Entertainment – 1989-1990, 1st Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in the Media and Communication – 1998-1999, 1st Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2011, 37th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2010, 36th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2009, 35th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2008, 34th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2007, 33rd Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2006, 32nd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2005, 31st Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2004, 30th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2003, 29th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2002, 28th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2000-2001, 27th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1990-1991, 22nd Edition (pub. 1989)
Who’s Who in the World – 2006, 23rd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the World – 2005, 22nd Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the World – 2004, 21st Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the World – 2003, 20th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in the World – 2002, 19th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in the World – 2001, 18th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in the World – 2000, 17th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in the World – 1999, 16th Edition (pub. 1998)

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