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Bassett, John White Hughes

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 82 years of age.

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.





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