Walter Cronkite Jr.

Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (1916 - 2009)

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Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.
Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, USAmap
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Husband of — married about in Jackson, County, Missouri, USAmap
Father of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1950s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1950s - unknown)]
Died in New York, New York, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Sep 2014
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He held amateur radio operator license KB2GSD and narrated a 2003 American Radio Relay League documentary explaining amateur radio's role in disaster relief.[56] the video tells Amateur Radio's public service story to non-hams, focusing on ham radio's part in helping various agencies respond to wildfires in the Western US during 2002, ham radio in space and the role Amateur Radio plays in emergency communications. "Dozens of radio amateurs helped the police and fire departments and other emergency services maintain communications in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC," narrator Cronkite intoned in reference to ham radio's response on September 11, 2001. Unusually, Cronkite was a Novice-class licensee—the entry level license—for his entire, and long, tenure in the hobby[1]


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Walter Cronkite," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed March 7, 2016).

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Walter Cronkite Image 1

Betsy Cronkite - Headstone
Betsy Cronkite - Headstone

1930 Census for Walter Cronkite Family
1930 Census for Walter Cronkite Family


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He had three children

Nancy Elizabeth Cronkite (b. 1948) Kathy Cronkite (b. 1950) Walter Cronkite III ("Chip")

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