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David Kruidenier

David Kruidenier was American newspaper executive. Decorated Air medal with three clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross. Trustee Gardner and Florence Call Cowles Foundation, Drake University, Des Moines Art Center, Grinnell College Greater Des Moines Foundation With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Council on Foreign Relations, Des Moines Club, Minneapolis Club, Sigma Delta Chi, Beta Theta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Background

  • Kruidenier, David was born on July 18, 1921 in Des Moines. Son of David.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1946. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1948. Doctor of Laws, Buena Vista College, 1960.

      Doctor of Laws, Simpson College, 1963. Doctor of Letters, Luther College, 1990. Doctor of Humane Letters, Drake University, 1990.

    Career

    • With Minneapolis Star and Tribune, 1948-1952. With Des Moines Register and Tribune, 1952-1985, president, public, 1971-1978, Chief Executive Officer, 1971-1985, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1982-1985. With Cowles Media Company, 1983-1993, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1983-1984, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1984-1985, chairman, 1985-1997.

    Membership

    Trustee Gardner and Florence Call Cowles Foundation, Drake University, Des Moines Art Center, Grinnell College Greater Des Moines Foundation With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Council on Foreign Relations, Des Moines Club, Minneapolis Club, Sigma Delta Chi, Beta Theta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Connections

    • Son of and Florence (Cowles) K. Married Elizabeth Stuart, December 29, 1948. 1 child, Lisa.
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    Born July 18, 1921
    Died January 9, 2006
    (aged 84)
    • 1946
      Yale University
    • 1948
      Harvard University
    • 1960
      Buena Vista College
    • 1963
      Simpson College
    • 1990
      Luther College
    • 1990
      Drake University
    • 1948 - 1952
      With Minneapolis Star and Tribune
    • 1971 - 1978
      with Des Moines Register and Tribune
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    Award