George Randolph Hearst

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George Randolph Hearst
Born (1904-04-23)April 23, 1904
Died January 26, 1972(1972-01-26) (aged 67)
Employer Hearst Corporation
Children George Randolph Hearst, Jr.,
Phoebe Hearst Cooke
Parent(s) William Randolph Hearst,
Millicent Hearst

George Randolph Hearst, Sr. (April 23, 1904 – January 26, 1972) was the eldest son of William Randolph Hearst.[1]

Though he never held a title higher than Vice-President at the Hearst Corporation, he was listed above many with higher-sounding titles when executives were listed in the company's publications. One of the five family trustees of the trust established under his father's will (which made sure that eight non-family trustees would have majority control), he was able to secure a seat on the corporation's board for his son, George Randolph Hearst, Jr., in the 1950s. After Hearst Sr.'s death in 1972, his son succeeded him as a trustee and was chairman of the corporation's board from 1996 until his death in 2012.

He was married to the actress Collette Lyons.


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