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Donald Borg

Donald Borg (Ca 1970)
Born 1906
Died June 4, 1995
Nationality American
Children Malcolm Borg

Donald Borg - was the publisher of the Bergen Record from 1932-1975 [1], when his son, Malcom took over. He was co-founder of the Teterboro Air Museum, together with H.V. Pat Reilly who passed at age 90 in 2014. [2]

Donald G. Borg started as a sports reporter at the Bergen Evening Record in 1929, around the time his father took over as the paper's sole owner and publisher. His career at the paper was to span 46 years. Born in 1906, Donald Borg attended The Hill School in Pennsylvania before graduating from Yale University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1928.

Three years after joining the paper, Borg became editor and assistant publisher. He succeeded his father as president and publisher in 1949, and two years later moved the paper from 295 Main St. in Hackensack to a new plant at 150 River St.

In 1956, Borg adopted the paper's motto, "Friend of the People It Serves." He changed the paper's name to The Record in 1960, reflecting its coverage and circulation outside Bergen County. In 1964, he bought The Paterson Call, renaming it The Morning Call. In the mid-1960s, Borg oversaw construction of a four-story addition to the River Street building, still the paper's headquarters. Borg stepped down in 1971, but retained the titles of editor and chairman of the board. At his death in 1975, his obituary listed leadership positions in more than 50 civic organizations.

Included were vice-president, Palisades Interstate Park Commission; president, board of managers of Bergen Pines County Hospital; chairman, Bergen Regional Health Facilities Planning Council; executive committee, board of governors, Hackensack Hospital; a founder, director, and second vice president, Bergen County United Fund; a founder, the Better Business Bureau of Bergen, Passaic, and Rockland counties; a founder, the Bergen County Chapter of the National Conference of Christians & Jews; a founder and president of the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey; campaign chairman, United Negro College Fund; director, New Jersey Press Association; chairman, Submarine Memorial Association; founder and trustee, Bergen Community Blood Bank; founder and vice-president, Bergen County Chapter, American Cancer Society. [3]