Gerry Lenfest

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Gerry Lenfest is the Chairman of the James Madison Council.

"Lenfest, a Madison Council member for more than 15 years, has a long history of entrepreneurship and, along with his wife, Marguerite, philanthropy. He started his media career with Triangle Publications Inc. of Philadelphia, which at the time owned TV Guide, Seventeen magazine and many other properties.

"In 1974, Lenfest and two partners formed a cable television company. It grew from just 7,600 subscribers to become one of the top 12 cable TV companies in the United States before it was acquired by Comcast Corp.

"Lenfest is a graduate of Mercersburg Academy, Washington and Lee University, and Columbia Law School. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of captain. He resides in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

"Lenfest serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, chair of the Board of the Curtis Institute of Music and chair of the Board of the American Revolution Center. He is also a trustee of Columbia University." [1]

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  1. Librarian of Congress Names Media Entrepreneur Gerry Lenfest as Chairman of the James Madison Council, Library of Congress, accessed November 24, 2007.
  2. Directors, National Park Foundation, accessed November 24, 2007.
  3. Leadership, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, accessed June 5, 2009.