Arthur W. (Nick) Arundel

A Harvard graduate and U.S. Marine Corps special forces combat officer with Purple Hearts in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Nick Arundel covered Washington as a correspondent for CBS News and later The White House for United Press International. The founder of Arundel Communications (now ArCom) based near Dulles Airport, he originated in American journalism the concept of all-news radio at Washington radio station WAVA in 1960. He is now Chairman and Publisher of the 17 Times Community Newspapers and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of Virginia Communications.

Vital Statistics

· Raised in Iowa.

· Harvard University graduate

· United States Marine Corps (1951-1955), service in Korea and Vietnam attached to CIAas paramilitary officer.

· Married Margaret C. McElroy of Philadelphia, May 17, 1957. They have 5 children.

· Founder and now Chairman, ArCom Publishing, Inc.

Organizations

· Founder of Great Meadow and President, Great Meadow Foundation, The Plains, VA

· Co-Founder and first Board Chairman, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

· Co-Founder of U.S. Marine Corps Heritage Center, Quantico, VA

· Co-Founder of National Press Foundation and Washington Journalism Center

· Co-Founder and Past President, Piedmont Environmental Council

· Co-Founder and Past President, Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), Washington, DC

· Co-Founder and Past President, African Wildlife Leadership Foundation

· Virginia Higher Education Business Council, Board Member

· Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, Board Member

· Monticello Founders Board Member

· National Sporting Library, Board Member

· Waterford Foundation, Board Member

· Journey Through Hallowed Ground Foundation, Trustee

· Americans at War Foundation, Board Member


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