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William Randolph Hearst

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William Randolph Hearst

  • April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951.

  • Was an American newspaper magnate and leading newspaper publisher.

  • Went at St. Paul’s School and the Harvard College.

  • Five sons

  • Is buried in the Hearst family Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma , California .



  • Was twice elected as a Democrat to the U.S House of Representatives.

  • In 1905 and 1909 , Mayor of New York City .

  • In 1906 , Governor of New York .

  • In 1910 , Lieutenant Governor of New York .

  • He was also a prominent leader of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party from 1896 to 1935.



Publishing business

  • In 1887 took the control of The San Francisco Examiner.

  • In 1896 bought New York Morning Journal.

  • He created nearly 30 major newspapers over the America.

  • Created the largest newspaper and magazine business in the world.





Most famous magazines and newspapers.

  • New York Morning Journal.

  • The San Francisco Examiner .

  • Washington Times.

  • Chicago Examiner .

  • Detroit Times.

  • Los Angeles Examiner .

  • Boston American .

  • Seattle Post- Intelligencer .

  • Atlanta Georgian .



Other works

  • He opened two news services : Universal News and International News Service .

  • Radio station WINS in New York .

  • Book publishing company .

  • A film company .

  • Was sponsor of the first round-the-world voyage in an airship ,the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin.

  • Restored St.Donat’s Castle in 1925 .



Novels and Movies about Hearst

  • In 1939 Aldous Huxley’s novel “After Many A Summer Dies the Swan” .

  • Gore Vidal’s “Narratives of Empire” historic novels.

  • Ayn Rand’s “ The Fountainhead ”.

  • In 1933 , “ Gabriel Over the White House “.

  • In the Family Guy episode “420” .

  • Peter Bogdanovich film The Cat’s Meow , in 2001.



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