Richard E. Berlin
Richard E. Berlin (1894-1986) was the president and chief executive officer of the Hearst Foundation.
In his early career Berlin directed advertising for The Smart Set and McClure's magazines. In 1919 he joined the Hearst Corporation, where he stayed until his retirement in 1973. In 1941 William Randolph Hearst personally chose him as successor to his role. In 1942 Berlin became president of the company and after Hearst's death in 1951 he became chief executive officer.
William Randolph Hearst, Jr. claimed in 1991 that Berlin had suffered from Alzheimer's disease starting in the mid-1960s and that caused him to shut down several Hearst newspapers without just cause.
- "Richard E. Berlin, 92; Served as Chief Executive for Hearst". Los Angeles Times. January 31, 1986. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
- Hearst, Jr. William Randolph and Jack Casserly. The Hearsts: Father and Son. New York: Roberts Rinehart, 1991.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (January 29, 1986). "RICHARD E. BERLIN, EX-LEADER OF THE HEARST CORPORATION, 92". The New York Times. New York: NYTC. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 19 November 2012.