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Newspaper publisher

Helen Kinney Copley, American newspaper publisher.


Copley, Helen Kinney was born on November 28, 1922 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Fred Everett and Margaret (Casey) Kinney.


Attended, Hunter College, New York City, 1945.


Associate, The Copley Press, Inc., 1952. Chairman executive committee, chairman corporation, director The Copley Press, Inc., 1973—2001, Chief Executive Officer, senior management board, 1974—2002. Chairman board Copley News Service, San Diego, 1973—2002.

Chairman editorial board Union-Tribune Public Company, 1976—2002. Public The San Diego Union-Tribune, 1973—2002. Chairman board Copley Newspapers.

Public emeritus The San Diego Union-Tribune, 2001—2004. Board directors Fox Valley Press, Inc.


Chairman board, trustee James S. Copley Foundation, 1973—2004. Life member Friends of International Center, La Jolla, Museum Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego Hall of Science, Scripps Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, San Diego Opera Association, Star of India Auxiliary, Zoological Society San Diego Council. Member La Jolla Town Council Inc., San Diego Society Natural History, Young Women’s Christian Association, San Diego Symphony Association.

Life patroness Makua Auxiliary. Honorary chairman San Diego Council Literacy. Honorary chairman, board directors Washington Crossing Foundation.

Member of Los Angeles Press Club, San Francisco Press Club, California Press Institute, California Newspaper Publications Association, American Press Institute, California Press Association, Newspaper Association American, Inter-American Press Association, La Jolla Country Club, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, University Club San Diego, Army and Navy Club (District of Columbia), Aurora (Illinois) Country Club.


Married James S. Copley, August 16, 1965 (deceased ). 1 child David Casey.

Fred Everett Kinney

Margaret (Casey) Kinney

James S. Copley

David Casey Copley