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Rene Anselmo

Born: Jan 14, 1926

Death: Sep 9, 1995

Birthplace: Boston

Nationality: United States

Rene Anselmo

Date of Birth : Jan 14, 1926
Date of Death : Sep 9, 1995
Birth Place : Boston

Reynold "Rene" Anselmo was a Boston native and World War II Marine Corps veteran. Anselmo moved to Mexico after the war, but later returned to the United States to help run the Spanish language television network Televisa, and later to co-found PanAmSat. PanAmSat gained a foothold in the television market by providing satellite services for private commercial communication networks, such as those used by international conglomerates to connect far flung manufacturing operations around the globe or provide data connections between a large number of retail outlets and corporate headquarters. He was a man with "unflinching self-confidence and willingness to risk all in his fight to upend the status quo," Space News stated in a tribute to Anselmo. He challenged the monopoly in satellite provision held by Intelsat in the 1980s, taking out full-page ads in the Wall Street Journal asking political leaders, including former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, to open up the satellite telecommunications market. He was responsible for the daffodils in Greenwich, Connecticut and left Panamsat to his wife, Mary Anselmo.

Also known as

  • Reynold Anselmo


  • Reverge Anselmo

Awards Won

  • Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for Privately Owned and Operated International Satellite Company Primarily for International Video Services
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