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William Dean Singleton

Born: 1951
Birthplace: Graham, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Texan newspaper mogul

Owned 71 newspapers before the age of 40.

As CEO of MediaNews, Singleton hired law firm Righthaven to pursue bloggers for reproducing portions of articles published by his papers. Succeeded in 2011 by John Paton, who dropped the firm immediately after taking the position, calling it "a dumb idea."

Father: (oilfield construction worker)
Sister: Pat Robinson (his secretary)
Wife: Cynthia Lowe (m. three years)
Wife: Adrienne Casale (two sons, one daughter)
Son: William
Daughter: Paige
Son: Adam

    University: Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX (one year)
    University: Business Studies, University of Texas at Arlington (dropped out)
    Administrator: Trustee, University of Denver

    Associated Press Chairman (2007-)
    Associated Press Board of Directors (1999-)
    MediaNews Group Vice Chairman & CEO (1983-2011)
    The Denver Post Owner (1983-)
    Houston Post Owner (1983-95)
    The Dallas Times Herald Owner (1986-88)
    The Fort-Worth Press Owner (1975)
    Denver Center for Performing Arts
    Newspaper Association of America Chairman (2002-03)
    Newspaper Association of America Board of Directors (1993-2004)
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Risk Factors: Multiple Sclerosis, Depression

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