John Randolph Hearst

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John Randolph Hearst
Born September 26, 1909
Died November 13, 1958 (aged 49)
Virgin Islands
Employer Hearst Corporation
Children John Randolph Hearst, Jr. (1933-2011)
William Randolph Hearst II (b. 1942)
Parent(s) William Randolph Hearst, Millicent Hearst

John Randolph Hearst (1909–1958) was an American business executive and the third son of William Randolph Hearst.

He married Gretchen Wilson, who later married Woolworth Donahue (Jesse (Woolworth) Donahue's son).

He was said by some to have the most executive talent among the sons of William Randolph Hearst, and like his brothers worked for the Hearst Corporation.

Any question of his rivaling the non-family executives who constituted a majority of the trustees of his father's will, however, was rendered moot after he died of a heart attack aged 49.[1][dead link]

He left four children, including John Randolph Hearst, Jr., a company executive and director who represented this branch of the family among the trustees,[2]