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Hearst, William Randolph
William Randolph Hearst, ca. 1911
William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951) headed a media empire that at its peak included newspapers in more than twenty-five of America's largest cities, as well as magazines [Page 376]and a film studio. He also served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from New York, ran unsuccessful campaigns for mayor of New York City, and ran for governor and lieutenant governor of New York State. He died in 1951.