Rash, Bryson B.

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Radio and television journalist. Born 1913, died 1992. Full name: Bryson Brennan Rash.

From the description of Papers of Bryson B. Rash, 1918-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456493

Biographical Note

  • 1913, Aug. 18: Born, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1925: Voice of Buster Brown, KMOX radio, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1933 - 1934 : Announcer, KWK radio, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1934 - 1935 : Announcer, KMOX radio, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1936: Announcer, WLW radio, Cincinnati, Ohio Staff announcer, Columbia Broadcasting System, Washington, D.C.
  • 1937 - 1942 : Newscaster and liaison with White House and State Department, National Broadcasting Co., Washington, D.C.
  • 1939: Participated in the first remote television broadcast in the United States
  • 1940: Married Esther Julie Jenkins
  • 1942 - 1956 : Newscaster, White House correspondent and director of special events and public affairs, American Broadcasting Co. and WMAL, Washington, D.C.
  • 1947: Produced and reported the first Senate hearing to be televised (Foreign Relations Committee) Produced and reported the first White House speech by a president on television
  • 1948: Pool correspondent for the first televised political convention
  • 1954: Pool correspondent for all television networks, Senate Army-McCarthy hearings
  • 1956: Pool correspondent for American radio networks, hydrogen bomb test at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands
  • 1956 - 1970 : Newscaster and reporter, National Broadcasting Co. and WRC, Washington, D.C.
  • 1963: President, National Press Club
  • 1970 - 1977 : Manager, editorial services, WRC-TV, Washington, D.C.
  • 1979 - 1983 : Local history reporter, "P.M. Magazine"
  • 1983: Published Footnote Washington. McLean, Va.: EPM Publications
  • 1988 - 1989 : Reporter for "Of Monuments and Myths" and "Landmarks and Legends," WETA, Public Broadcasting System, Washington, D.C.
  • 1992, Nov. 10: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Bryson B. Rash Papers, 1918-1992, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Rash, Bryson B. Papers, 1956-1973. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Bryson B. Rash Papers, 1918-1992 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Rash, Bryson B. Papers of Bryson B. Rash, 1918-1992. Library of Congress
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Boggs, Hale. person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 person
associatedWith Goodman, Julian, 1922-. person
associatedWith Hagerty, James C. (James Campbell), 1909-1981. person
associatedWith Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972. person
associatedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978. person
associatedWith Keating, Kenneth. person
associatedWith Kintner, Robert. person
associatedWith Metcalf, Lee. person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith O'Brien, Lawrence F. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Schecter, Abel Alan. person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
associatedWith WRC (Radio station : Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Marshall Islands
Washington (D.C.)
United States
United States
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Broadcast journalism
Hydrogen bomb
Hydrogen bomb
Radio journalism
Television broadcasting of news


Active 1956

Active 1973


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