Hearst Heir Dies at 77

By Chris Daly 

Today’s papers bring news of the death of John R. Hearst, Jr., a grandson of media mogul William Randolph Hearst and a key figure in the management of the Hearst Corp., one of the largest privately held news media companies. Known as “Bunky,” the late Mr. Hearst was a member of the Hearst Corp. board of directors, a trustee of the family trust, and a director of the Hearst Foundation. That array of titles meant that Bunky had a hand in how the Hearst empire made its money, how the family controlled it, and how the company gave away some of its extra money.

Here is the AP version (as it appeared the today’s Boston Globe).

Here is the sanitized version released by Hearst Corp.

Here is an unbylined version in the LA Times, which keeps track of the Hearsts, which makes sense, given their vast real estate holdings in California.

"Bunky" Hearst/ photo by AP/ 1962

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