Shelby County Indiana
(Albert) Wayne Coy was born in Shelby County, Indiana, on November 23, 1903. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in 1919, receiving his A.B. from Franklin (Indiana) College in 1926. After graduation, he continued his newspaper career as city editor of the Franklin (Indiana) Star (1926- 30) and editor and publisher of the Delphi (Indiana) Citizen (1930-33).
Coy was appointed undersecretary to the Governor of Indiana and secretary to the Governor's Commission on Unemployment Relief in 1933; in 1934 he became Director of the Governor's Commission on Unemployment Relief and Administrator of the Indiana State Welfare Department holding both posts until 1937.
Coy began federal service in 1935 as Indiana State Administrator of the Works Progress Administration (until 1937), and Regional Administrator of W.P.A. (until 1936). He served as administrative assistant to the United States High Commissioner to the Philippine Islands (1937-39); assistant administrator of the Federal Security Agency (1939-41); special assistant to the President and liaison officer, Office for Emergency Management (1941-43); and assistant director of the Bureau of tl,e Budget (1942-44).
Coy left the government in 1944 to become assistant to the publisher of the Washington Post and director of radio station WINX and WINX-FM. He returned to government employment in 1947 as Chairman of the Federal Com- munications Commission and remained in this post until 1952. He was a con- sultant to Time, Inc., from 1952 to 1957; co-owner (with Time, Inc.) and president of the Albuquerque Broadcasting Company (1957); and president of Twin State Broadcasting Company (1957).Coy also served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Selective Service and the Joint Army-Navy Welfare and Recreation Board.
Wayne Coy died in Indianpolis, Indiana, on September 24, 1957.
Biography at http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/archives/pdfs/findingaids/findingaid_coy.pdf
Contributed by John Addison Ballard
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