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Bassett, John White Hughes

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Businessmen, Publishers

1915 – John White Hughes Bassett is a Canadian broadcasting businessman, newspaper publisher, and sports executive was born 25th of August in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

1936 – Attended at Ashbury College and graduated from Bishop’s University with a BA.

Became a reporter for the Toronto Globe and Mail.

1945 – Ran unsuccessfully for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in the Canadian election.

1952 – Purchased part ownership of the Toronto Telegram.

1957-1979 – Owner of the Toronto Argonauts, a team in the Canadian Football League.

1960 – Founded Baton Broadcasting to run Toronto’s first commercial television station, CFTO.

1961-1971 – Significant shareholder in Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd., which owned Maple Leaf Gardens and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1962 – Lost again to the Liberal candidate, Perry Ryan in the election in the riding of Spadina.

1970 – He married Isabel Bassett.

1985 – Made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

1988 – Appointed to the Order of Ontario.

1989 – he was appointed to the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada.

1989 – Appointed, for a three-year term, Chairman of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, an independent body that reports to the Parliament of Canada on the operations of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

1992 – Promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada.

1998 – John White Hughes Bassett died 27th of April.

2000 – Inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame.

2003 – He was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.