John Reith

About John Reith

Birth Day: July 20, 1889
Birth Place: Scotland

John Reith

John Reith was born on July 20, 1889 in Scotland. Scottish radio executive who established public service broadcasting. He was the the Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation from 1927 to 1938.
John Reith is a member of Entrepreneur

Does John Reith Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, John Reith has been died on Jul 16, 1971 (age 81).

πŸŽ‚ John Reith - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When John Reith die, John Reith was 81 years old.

Popular As John Reith
Occupation Entrepreneur
Age 81 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born July 20, 1889 (Scotland)
Birthday July 20
Town/City Scotland
Nationality Scotland

πŸŒ™ Zodiac

John Reith’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

πŸŒ™ Chinese Zodiac Signs

John Reith was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

Some John Reith images


Scottish radio executive who established public Service broadcasting. He was the the Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation from 1927 to 1938.

Before Fame

He served in the Scottish army during World War I and later answered an ad in The Morning Post for a General Manager position at the BBC, which had not yet launched.


He was given many honors, including his appointment to the Order of the British Empire in 1938 and being named Baron Reith of Stonehaven in 1940.

Family Life

He was deeply religious, and his brother was a vicar in the Church of England.

Associated With

He was appointed Minister of Information under Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.

John Reith trend