Research to Prevent Blindness

In Memoriam: Herbert J. Siegel

Herbert J. Siegel, a member of the Board of Trustees of Research to Prevent Blindness from 2000 to 2011, has passed away. Mr. Siegel is the former Chair and President of Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries, BHC Communications, Inc. and United Television, Inc. He was known on Wall Street as a savvy investor who developed a multi-billion dollar media and entertainment company.

Mr. Siegel graduated from Lehigh University with a major in Journalism in 1950 and served in the United States Army Reserves from 1951-54 before focusing on his business career. 

Mr. Siegel’s numerous charitable interests have included many Board positions for organizations that promote education, science and medicine, including Research to Prevent Blindness.

RPB is grateful for Mr. Siegel's many years of excellence service and guidance as a Trustee.



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