Death of former ITU head, Australian Richard Butler

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http://www.itwire.com – Richard (Dick) Butler, secretary general of the ITU from 1983-1989, and first and only Australian to hold the role has died. {loadposition stuart}Butler served the global body for 22 years. He was deputy secretary general for 15 years before being appointed secretary general in 1983. He held the post until his retirement in 1989 at the age of 63.He was credited with being personally responsible for the successful outcome of the crucial and difficult World Administrative Telephone and Telegraph Conference (WATTC) held in Melbourne in 1988 at which new rules governing the conduct of internation (IT news)