Newton N. Minow

Politician

1926 –

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Who is Newton N. Minow?

Newton Norman Minow is an American attorney and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. His speech referring to television as a "vast wasteland" is cited even as the speech has passed its 50th anniversary. While still maintaining a law practice, Minow is currently the Honorary Consul General of Singapore in Chicago.

Minow has been active in Democratic party politics. He is an influential attorney in private practice concerning telecommunications law and is active in many non-profit, civic, and educational institutions.

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Born
Jan 17, 1926
Milwaukee
Also known as
  • Newton Minow
  • Newton N Minow
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Singapore
Profession
Education
  • Northwestern University
  • Northwestern University School of Law
Employment
  • Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin
    (1991 - )
  • Managing Partner, Sidley Austin
    (1965 - 1991)
Lived in
  • Chicago

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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