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Richard Hood King was American newspaper executive.


King, Richard Hood was born on January 24, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Gilbert and Frances (Hood) King.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1955;Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1961.


Manager accounting, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, Inc., Milford, N.H., 1963-1968;division contractor, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, Inc., Wallingford, Connecticut, 1968-1971;secretary, treasurer, Smyth Manufacturing Company, Inc., Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1971-1972;vice president finance, Progressive Trade Corporation, Glastonbury, Connecticut, 1972-1973;vice president, treasurer, Hartford Courant Company, Connecticut, 1973-1985;vice president, assistant to general manager, Hartford Courant Company, Connecticut, 1986-1990;vice president administration, Hartford Courant Company, Connecticut, 1990-1996;retired, Hartford Courant Company, Connecticut, 1996.


Treasurer Hartford Courant Foundation, 1974—1996, trustee, 1993—1998. Vice president, secretary, board directors Better Business Bureau, Hartford, 1978. Board directors Camp Courant, Inc., 1980—1996, treasurer, 1980—1996.

Board directors Connecticut Prison Association, 1984—1991, treasurer, 1985, chairman board director, 1986—1989. Board directors Hartford Symphony Orchestra, 1990—1998. Board directors, regional vice president Connecticut Audubon Society, 1991—1992, chairman, 1993—1995, chairman emeritus, 1995—1998, board overseers, since 1988.

Board director Penikese Is. School, 1998—2007, since 2007, treasurer, 2001—2006. Board directors, treasurer Falmouth History Society, since 2007.

Member of Connecticut Daily Newspapers Association (treasurer 1992, 1st vice president 1993-1995, president 1995, executive director 1996—2004), Finance Executive Institute (treasurer Hartford chapter 1980-1981, secretary 1981-1982, vice president 1982-1983, president 1983-1984), Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce (treasurer, executive board directors 1991-1994), Chapoquoit Yacht Club (West Falmouth, Massachusetts, treasurer 1973-1974, vice commodore 2002, commodore 2003-2004), Harvard-Radcliffe Club Northern Connecticut (vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1992).


Married Reta Schoonmaker, July 25, 1959. Children: D. Whitney, Richard H. Junior, Nanci A.

Gilbert King

Frances (Hood) King

Reta Schoonmaker

D. Whitney King

Richard H. Junior King

Nanci A. King