|Name||Milton J. Shapp|
Merion, Pennsylvania , United States
|| June 25, 1912
|Died||November 12, 1994
Aug 19, 2015 04:06pm
Liberal - Anti-Death Penalty - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Married - Judaism - Straight -
|Info||Born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 25, 1912, Governor Shapp graduated in 1933 from Case Institute of Technology (now Case-Western Reserve University) with a degree in electrical engineering. He served in North Africa, Italy and Austria as a Captain in the Army Signal Corps. |
In 1946, he founded Jerrold Electronics Corporation which pioneered the development of cable television access (CATV). At Jerrold, Mr. Shapp established a record of hiring African-Americans, Hispanics and other minority groups.
He was one of the first to promote women to top management positions and in 1963 he was named "Man of the Year" by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, the first time a business executive was chosen for that honor.
Shapp served as an advisor to the Peace Corps as well as a consultant to the Department of Commerce. He was the first Pennsylvania governor to succeed himself in that office in the twentieth century.
Died: November 24, 1994
Wife: Muriel Matzkin Shapp
Children: Dolores, Richard, Joanne