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Daniel Burke
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1929
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 2011
Westchester County
New York, USA

age: 82 yrs 8 mos 22 days

Daniel Burke, a media industry veteran who helped create Capital Cities/ABC Inc. before it was sold to The Walt Disney Co., has died of complications from diabetes. He was 82.

Daniel served in the Korean War. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont and his MBA from Harvard University. He worked for General Foods in Albany for five years after leaving Harvard before joining Capital Cities.

Burke, along with Tom Murphy, built Capital Cities from a television station in Albany, N.Y., into a company with newspapers, magazines and TV and radio operations.

With Warren Buffett's backing, Capital Cities Communications bought ABC for $3.5 billion in 1986, in what was then the largest non-oil company merger in corporate history.

He brought the popular minor league baseball team Seadogs to Portland in 1994, as its' owner and first chairman.

He was survived by his wife, Harriet Burke, whom he had been married to for 54 years; one daughter, Sally McNamara; three sons, Frank Burke; Steve Burke, a chief executive of NBCUniversal; and Bill Burke, a former Turner Broadcasting executive who co-wrote Ted Turner's autobiography; and fourteen grandchildren.
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Oct 27, 2011
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Daniel Burke
Added by: Marilyn
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- Patricia
 Added: Nov. 21, 2012
Hadlock Field and the Portland Seadogs - a part of Maine's history. Thanks. ECS
- oldwolf600
 Added: Oct. 27, 2011

- Marilyn
 Added: Oct. 27, 2011

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