R. Peter STRAUS

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Television & Radio Host - American

AmericanBorn Ronald Peter STRAUS

American radio broadcaster

Born on February 15, 1923 in Manhattan, New York, USA , United States

Died on August 06, 2012 in Manhattan, New York, USA

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The son of a radio entrepreneur and the scion of a family steeped in public service, Mr. Straus counted diplomats, cabinet officials, legislators and philanthropists among his forebears. He became a United Nations official, director of the Voice of America and administrator of American aid to Africa.



He was also a plaintiff in a historic reapportionment lawsuit that forced New York’s Legislature to give cities increased representation. It became an integral part of the Supreme Court’s “one person, one vote” ruling, which concluded that many state legislatures were unconstitutionally unbalanced in favor of sparsely populated rural areas.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/business/r-peter-straus-wmca-radio-pioneer-dies-at-89.html


 

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