The Chairman of
the PTC’s Board of Directors, The Honorable Leon J. Weil, passed
away on October 4, 2011.
After defending America as a member of the U.S. Navy during World
War II, Leon Weil had a long and distinguished career of public
service. Graduating cum laude from Princeton
University, Mr. Weil entered the investment business in 1950.
Ambassador to Nepal by President Reagan in 1984, Mr. Weil also
served as governor of the Foreign Policy Association, a member of
the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and as special
consultant to the United Nations Development Program.
proud grandfather of seven grandchildren, one of Mr. Weil’s abiding
concerns was the well-being of America’s youth. Himself an avid
skier and hiker, Mr. Weil showed his concern for young people’s
physical health by working with the President’s Council on Physical
Fitness and Outward Bound USA. But Mr. Weil also cared deeply about
the moral and intellectual strength of children, as demonstrated by
his chairmanship of the Parents Television Council.
Tim Winter gave this tribute: “Lee Weil was a beacon of light to all
who were blessed to be around him. In a world that seems so
negative and so cynical, Lee embodied all that was positive and
optimistic. He was passionate yet pragmatic; wise but humble; and
he was deeply committed to the mission of the Parents Television
Council. We have lost more than our Chairman; we have lost a
wonderful and inspiring friend.”