The “About” section of most websites is intended to impress the surfer, usually related to some commercial purpose. Such is not the case here. This “About” has a familial slant; seeking to provide background data about the author and his family, especially his ancestors and his early life with them – the kind of data that the author would have loved to have had from his ancestors, BUT, if you are not related to Clan Lovett or aren’t in propinquity with same, you will likely find this “About” section as boring as watching grass grow.
About Lee G. Lovett
This truncated Resume reveals a career of doing entrepreneurial start-ups, mostly telecommunications-related, while practicing law as an obligatory sideline.
Career. Among several co-founders of some 100 telecommunications businesses (e.g., radio stations (1960’s); cable TV companies (1960’s-1970’s); cellular telephone systems (1980’s); a long-distance telephone company; and an SMR wireless telco (1980-1990’s) and miscellaneous others (2000-). Most of the foregoing have been sold to public companies, and, except for a handful, all are believed to be still operating.
Professional; Education. As a co-founder of several law firms in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Lee is still a member of the American Bar Association and of the bars of D.C. and MD, Lee’s law partners have variously included Frederick W. Ford (past Chairman of the FCC and past-President of the National Cable TV Association and Assistant Attorney General of the U.S.); Mark A. White (past General Counsel to the National Association of Securities Dealers); Ralph ‘Bullet” Pittman (ex-All American footballer at Baylor and Sam Rayburn’s Legal Assistant for 15 years); Robert M. Booth (a past President of the Federal Communications’ Bar Association); and Thomas L. Siebert (past U.S. Ambassador to Sweden). Lee authored over 50 published legal articles and three books on communications law (“Interpreting the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission”, as published by Tab Books/McGraw Hill in 1960’s-70’s), and was an Editor of the FCBA Law Journal in the 1970’s. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, Lee also appeared on several dozen radio programs, a half dozen TV shows, and was a speaker at dozens of national, state and regional conventions of broadcasters and cable TV companies, and was a member of the Broadcast Pioneers (1979) and Cable TV Pioneers (1977). Education: George Washington U. Law School, LL.B. ’58; recipient of multiple American Jurisprudence Scholarship Awards; Principia College, BA, Political Science-English ’55, Principia Upper School and five years at Landon Preparatory School for Boys in Bethesda, MD.
Charity. His primary charitable efforts have been directed towards those with the speech disability of stuttering and severe speech anxiety. As one who stuttered in his youth until age 30, he coached stuttering children throughout his life. In 2015, he wrote his first of eight books related to stuttering, “Stuttering & Anxiety Self-Cures: Become the Boss of Your Mind”, with 2nd and 3rd Editions of it in 2017 and 2019. He was among the first to proclaim and prove that stuttering can be stopped by most – in hundreds of cases. For more of his books, see Amazon (https://amzn.to/36M002S). He began coaching his readers, no charge, in 2016 and continues doing so, seven days a week, to this day (over 7,000 sessions by 2022). He formed Speech Anxiety Anonymous/SAA (https://speechanxietyanonymous.org/) for stutterers in 2017 and co-founded the world Stop Stuttering Association/WSSA (https://worldstopstuttering.org/) in early 2022, which he serves as President and has funded most of its losses to date. Some 200 have posted Stopped Stuttering Stories online, explaining how Lee’s methods enabled them to find fluency. See these stories, some with videos, on SAA’s and WSSA’s websites; see also, “Stuttering Stories with Happy Endings” (https://amzn.to/3M9I1DM). Lee is currently preparing a free podcast and Apple App to further assist speech anxiety and stuttering-sufferers.
Listings. Have included: numerous Marquis’ “Who’s Who” Editions, including: “Who’s Who in the East (1968-72); “Who’s Who in the West” (1967-68); “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry” (16th Edition); “Who’s Who in American Law” (1st, 2nd Editions); other listings have included: “Outstanding Young Men of America (’69) and Martindale & Hubbell (a/v or highest rating for ability and ethics) in many editions while practicing law in the 1960’s and 1970’s, e.g. Martindale & Hubbell, 1985 Edition, Vol. II. p.84.
Memberships. Include/have included: Congressional Country Club (Potomac, MD); Aspen Club, Maroon Creek Club, & Grand Champions Club (all Aspen, CO.); Coral Beach & Tennis Club (Bermuda); Mid-Ocean Club (Bermuda); Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, (Bermuda); Royal Bermuda Yacht Club; Tuckers Point Club (Bermuda); Sailfish Point Country Club (Stuart, FL.); and numerous professional organizations.
Community Activities. (i) “Fluency Freedom Award” from Theta Research Institute (2021); (ii) “Outstanding Service to Youth Award“, District Association of Approved Youth Clubs (1964), serving over 300 boys’ clubs in Washington, D.C., of which then Attorney General Robert Kennedy was the Chairman. (iii) Three-time recipient of the “Coach of Year” Award in 1968, 1970 and 1973 (Rockville Boys Baseball Association in Montgomery County, Md.), (iv) Past Chairman of D.C. Metro Boys’ Boxing Association (1971). (v) Past President of various civic groups in the 1960’s-1970’s, including: the Inter-Community Council of Citizens’ Associations (Montgomery County, Md.); the Montgomery Square Citizens’ Association; the Beverly Farms PTA; and the Bullis Prep School Fathers’ Club; (vi) Mentor for YouthNet (Bermuda); and (vii) Life Trustee, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy.
Avocations/Miscellaneous. (1) Has enjoyed, reading a book or so a week from age 25 to date, especially philosophy, poetry, and historical fiction. (2) Weights and aerobics six days a week for decades; running 50 miles a week until knees gave out, biking, skiing 75 days a year for years; also, fishing (fly and deep sea) and 25 years of coaching youth baseball, and, for decades, singing (in amateur shows, on radio, in choirs and in duets, trio, quartets and as a soloist in church).
Family. Since 1973, Lee has been married to Lynda Barnes Lovett (pianist, songwriter and singer, www.lyndalovett.com — as well as a skilled interior designer for their own dozen homes over the years), Lee has four sons (Mark, Dean, Gil and Ken), and 13 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Family only, with password, can find more familial info here.
Residence. Lee has been a resident of Bermuda since the 1980’s. Born in Maryland, he has had homes at various times in the past in Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Aspen, Colorado.