Former Chairman of the FCC who is forever remembered for calling television a vast wasteland.
He earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1950.
He influenced the growth of television by passing the All-Channel Receiver Act in 1961.
He got married to Josephine Baskin and the couple had three children together: Nell, Martha, and Mary.
He hired Barack Obama to his law firm Sidley Austin LLP in 1988.