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newspaper executive

David Kruidenier, American Newspaper executive. Decorated Air medal with three clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross. President Gardner and Florence Call Cowles Foundation; trustee Drake U., Menninger Foundation, Des Moines Art Center, Grinnell College Greater Des Moines Foundation With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Council on Foreign Rels., 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 S. and Florence (Cowles) Kruidenier.

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, Des Moines Register and Tribune, 1971-1978;chief Executive officer, Des Moines Register and Tribune, 1971-1985;chairman, chief Executive officer, Des Moines Register and Tribune, 1982-1985;with, Cowles Media Company, 1983-1993;president, chief Executive officer, Cowles Media Company, 1983-1984;chairman, chief Executive officer, Cowles Media Company, 1984-1985;chairman, Cowles Media Company, 1985-1997.

Membership

President Gardner and Florence Call Cowles Foundation. Trustee Drake U., Menninger Foundation, Des Moines Art Center, Grinnell College Greater Des Moines Foundation With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Council on Foreign Rels.

, 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.

father:
David S. Kruidenier

mother:
Florence (Cowles) Kruidenier

spouse:
Elizabeth Stuart

child:
Lisa Kruidenier