Robert Allbritton

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Robert Allbritton
BornFebruary 16, 1969
Alma materWesleyan University
Parent(s)Joe Allbritton
Barbara Allbritton

Robert Allbritton (born February 16,[1] 1968 or 1969[2]) is the owner and founder of Capitol News Company, the parent company of Capitol Hill political newspaper and website Politico.[3]

Allbritton also served as the chairman and CEO of Allbritton Communications, which owned several ABC-affiliated television stations in Washington, D.C.[4] Allbritton was previously the final CEO of Riggs National Corporation, the parent of Riggs Bank, from 2001 to 2005, when PNC acquired the bank.[5] Allbritton has been described by The New Republic as having "reshaped the way we follow politics."[6] He is a trustee of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.[7]

In October 2011, Allbritton was included on The New Republic's list of Washington's most powerful, least famous people.[8]

Allbritton received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in 1992,[9] and has served as a member of its board of trustees.[10][11] With his wife Elena, Allbritton donated funds for the establishment of the school's Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.[12]

Allbritton is the son of the late banker and businessman Joe Allbritton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friday's birthdays". POLITICO. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Son Also Rises | Washingtonian". Washingtonian. July 22, 2009. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  3. ^ FCC approves $1B Allbritton TV sale to Sinclair, Politico, July 24, 2014, Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  4. ^ Executive Profile, Robert L. Allbritton, Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  5. ^ O'Hara, Terence (March 8, 2005). "Robert Allbritton Resigns as CEO of Riggs Ahead of Merger". Washington Post. p. E01. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  6. ^ The Editors (2011-10-12). "Washington's Most Powerful, Least Famous People". The New Republic. Retrieved 2011-10-25.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  7. ^ LBJ Foundation website
  8. ^ The Editors (2011-10-12). "Washington's Most Powerful, Least Famous People". The New Republic. Retrieved 2011-10-25.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  9. ^ Alumni Pledge $5M to Create New Center on Campus, The Wesleyan Connection. Posted April 6, 2007. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  10. ^ Alumni-Elected Trustees, Wesleyan University. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  11. ^ Notice of death of Joe Allbritton
  12. ^ "Home, Allbritton - Wesleyan University". www.wesleyan.edu. Retrieved November 20, 2018.