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Rusticated Hearst

A newspaper tycoon defends his Harvard record

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William Randolph Hearst

I was in the class of ’86 at Harvard. I was not expelled in ’87 nor any other year. I never did anything very bad at Harvard nor anything very good either. I was rusticated in ’86 for an excess of political enthusiasm and a certain deficiency in intellectual attainments. I did not return to be graduated. There did not seem to be either reason or hope. I think the less said about my college career the better. Perhaps that is so with the rest of my career. However. Exercise your own judgment. Only please print the facts, or perhaps I should say, please don’t.

William Randolph Hearst, LOS ANGELES, CALIF.