Robert Worth Bingham, III

Robert Worth Bingham, III

Birth
Kentucky, USA
Death 12 Jul 1966 (aged 34)
Massachusetts, USA
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Sec 13 Lot 101 Grave 1
Memorial ID 13873255 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Worth Bingham, was groomed by the family to take over as newspaper publisher while his brother, Barry Jr. would assume control of the family-owned WHAS radio and TV stations. He was a 1954 graduate of Harvard College, and served three years as a Navy Officer before working as a reporter, first in Minneapolis and then in San Francisco. He joined the Washington bureau of the Louisville Courier Journal and Times in 1961, where his reporting included, among other things, a series on "Our Costly Congress," which was widely reprinted and earned him a Headliner Award of the National Headliner Club. After two years in the paper's Washington bureau, he returned to Louisville to join the executive staff, and became assistant to the publisher. Married, with two children, he was also active in numerous civic endeavors. He was a good-looking football star with a pronounced party-boy streak who was kicked out of Exeter for drinking when he was 16. One summer morning, while vacationing with his family in Nantucket, he decided to drive to the beach to surf, placing his board horizontally across the backseat of his convertible. When one protruding end hit a parked car, the whole surfboard swung around and crushed his neck.


Family Members

Siblings
Children

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 6 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13873255
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Worth Bingham, III (7 May 1932–12 Jul 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13873255, citing Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .