Young, Owen D. - from United States

ID: 38195
Organization: CFR-M
Country of meeting: in the year 1932

Was an American industrialist, businessman, lawyer and diplomat at the Second Reparations Conference (SRC) in 1929, as a member of the German Reparations International Commission.

He is best known for his SRC diplomacy and for founding the Radio Corporation of America. Young founded RCA as a subsidiary of General Electric in 1919. He became its first chairman and continued in that position until 1929.

In 1919, at the request of the government, he created the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) to combat the threat of English control over the world’s radio communications against America's struggling radio industry. He became its augmentation chairman and served in that position until 1929, helping to establish America's lead in the burgeoning technology of radio, making RCA the largest radio company in the world. (Doenecke) In 1928, he was appointed to the board of trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation under a major reorganization of that institution, serving on that board also up to 1939.

Activities in the Orangization:
Member of the Board 1927-1940