William Randolph Hearst
|William Randolph Hearst|
William Randolph Hearst in 1906
|Born||April 29, 1863
San Francisco, California, USA
|Died||August 14, 1951
Los Angeles, California, USA
William Randolph was the only child of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, a former school teacher from Missouri and George Hearst, a successful miner who became a multi-millionaire, and later U.S. Senator from California. William Randolph Hearst was a member of the United States House of Representatives for New York between 1903 and 1907, as a member of the Independence Party.
Hearst was a media tycoon. He started a newspaper empire, now the Hearst corporation. He has become known for sensationalist stories. Those stories were often false, or only very loosely based on true events.