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George W. Bowe
George Bowe
American, 1907 - 1992
Biography: George W. Bowe (3 November 1907 - 15 January 1992) was born in Schenectady, New York. He spent his early life living in Los Angeles, California, where he received his education and worked in theatre and Hollywood movie studios. He worked at the General Electric Company and Station WICC in Bridgeport, Conn. Bowe joined WTIC-TV Channel 3 in 1935 as an announcer. He was a popular air personality in the 1930s and 1940s. Some of the assignments Bowe worked on include: the WTIC-Hartford Courant "Mile O'Dimes" campaigns; the radio series, "Quiz of Two Cities"; and he wrote and produced "The United States Coast Guard on Parade," a weekly WTIC series broadcast during World War II. He was promoted to production manager of WTIC in 1946, and then to television production manager shortly before WTIC-TV went on the air in 1957. As television production manager, he served as executive producer on many of the station's special programs, such as Hartford Symphony Orchestra concerts, the Insurance City Open, and state political conventions. He served as executive producer for the first telecast of the Harvard-Yale boat race in June 1963. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Coordinating Council for the Arts, Canton Benefit Productions, the Citizens' Advisory Committee for Canton Redevelopment, and the Advisory Committee for the Connecticut Development Commission. He was a major and past commander of the First Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Calvary. He was married to Mary Bowe, and they lived in Canton, Conn. with their three daughters.