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newspaper executive

Donald Franklin Wright was American newspaper executive.

Background

Wright, Donald Franklin was born on July 10, 1934 in St. Paul. Son of Floyd Franklin and Helen Marie (Hansen) Wright.

Education

BME, University of Minnesota, 1957;Master of Business Administration, University of Minnesota, 1958.

Career

With, Minneapolis Star & Tribune Company, 1958-1977;research planning director, then operations director, Minneapolis Star & Tribune Company, 1971-1975;executive editor, Minneapolis Star & Tribune Company, 1975-1977;executive vice president, general manager, Newsday, Inc., Long Island, 1977-1978;president, chief operating officer, Newsday, Inc., Long Island, 1978-1981;president, chief operating officer, Los Angeles Times, 1981-1987;senior vice president, Times Mirror Company, Los Angeles, from 1988;now president, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Timesexecutive vice president, Times Mirror Company, Los Angeles, since 1998.

Membership

Former vice chairman board trustees Claremont Graduate School and University Center. Chairman Los Angeles Area council Boy Scouts American, 1988, president western region, 1998—2000, member national executive board, 1998—2003. Director emeritus Associates California Institute of Technology.

Past chairman board directors University Minnesota Foundation. Trustee Museum New Mexico Foundation. Board directors United Way Long Island, 2000—2003.

Member of Newspapers Publications Association, American Newspaper Publications Association (past chairman telecommunications committee and production management committee), University Minnesota Alumni Association, Minneapolis Club.

Connections

Married Sharon Kathleen Fisher, December 30, 1960. Children: John, Dana, Kara, Patrick.

father:
Floyd Franklin Wright

mother:
Helen Marie (Hansen) Wright

spouse:
Sharon Kathleen Fisher

children:
John Wright

Dana Wright

Kara Wright

Patrick Wright