GALA WEDNESDAY IN NEW YORK CITY
Almost 60 years after his death, Owen D. Young is still receiving kudos.
The Van Hornesville native, who rose to found RCA and preside as president and chairman of the nation’s first radio company, will be inducted into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame Wednesday at an awards banquet in New York City.
Young, who was Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” in 1929 and was a considered as a presidential contender in 1932, eventually retired to his natal place, where he endowed the local school, which was named in his honor. He died in 1962.