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William Randolph Hearst, (4/29/1863-8/14/1951), an American newspaper publisher who built the nation’s largest newspaper chain. Beginning in 1919, Hearst began to build Hearst Castle, which he was destined never to complete, on a 240,000 acre ranch at San Simeon, California, which he furnished with art, antiques and entire rooms brought from the great houses of Europe. He also used the ranch for an Arabian horse breeding operation.
Randolph Apperson Hearst (1915–2000) last surviving son of William Randolph Hearst. He never had the opportunity to become CEO, his father's will established a trust that had 5 family & 8 non-family trustees, all serving for life & electing their successors. In 1974, Randolph's daughter Patty Hearst was kidnapped by an extremist group, the Symbionese Liberation Army, & was soon after caught on film helping the group to rob banks. She renounced the SLA soon after her arrest.
This picture shows one of Randolph's newspapers the San Francisco Examiner. This picture is important to William Randolph because he took control of his first newspaper company,the San Francisco Examiner from his father, when he retired. This picture was taken in the 1900s. "The San Francisco Examiner was the first newspaper company I had ever taken control of"-William Randolph
This picture shows a campaign pin that Hearst used to help him run for NYC Mayor. This picture is important to William Randolph because this is what he used to help him run for NYC Mayor. Hearst ended up losing though, not becoming NYC Mayor. This pin was made in 1905 and 1909, as in 1909 Heart attempted to run for NYC Mayor again, but lost. "I am pretty disappointed I did not get to become NYC Mayor"-William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst used his newspapers and magazines, with distorted and exaggerated reporting, to campaign for an aggressive foreign policy. It was Hearst's newspapers that played such an important role in making McCarthyism possible.