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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.[1] In 1919 he joined the Hearst Corporation, where he stayed until his retirement in 1973.[1] In 1941 William Randolph Hearst personally chose him as successor to his role.[1] In 1942 Berlin became president of the company and after Hearst's death in 1951 he became chief executive officer.[1]

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.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Berlin's daughter was Warhol superstar Brigid Berlin.


Berlin died in Rye, New York on January 28, 1986.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Richard E. Berlin, 92; Served as Chief Executive for Hearst". Los Angeles Times. January 31, 1986. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  2. ^ Hearst, Jr. William Randolph and Jack Casserly. The Hearsts: Father and Son. New York: Roberts Rinehart, 1991.
  3. ^ 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.