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William S. Paley in 1939

William Samuel Paley (September 28, 1901 – October 26, 1990) was an American businessman, philanthropist, broadcaster and founder of CBS. A Chicago-born cigar salesman, in 1928 he purchased a small group of radio stations. From that start he built CBS into a dominant force in radio and television.

Paley died in New York City on October 26, 1990 from kidney failure, aged 89.

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