March 2, 1990 |
Lee Iacocca tried to mount a coup to oust Henry Ford II from the Ford Motor Co., a daring move that prompted Henry Ford to fire Iacocca in 1978, according to a controversial new book by a former top Ford official. The book directly contradicts Iacocca's own, highly publicized version of the events leading up to his celebrated firing from Ford. Iacocca's dramatic ouster from family-controlled Ford Motor played a prominent role in his 1984 autobiography, one of the best-selling books of the 1980s.
November 21, 1989
The Charles A. Dana Foundation of New York has announced the 1989 recipients of its $50,000 Charles A. Dana Awards for Pioneering Achievements in Health and Higher Education. The foundation's board of directors named Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, former chairman and chief executive of Times Mirror Co., a special honoree "for forceful and inspired direction in higher education, the arts, and the humanities over more than four decades." Susan P.
November 16, 1992 |
The cultural institutions of Los Angeles have almost finished celebrating Dr. Franklin D. Murphy's 75th birthday. It's been some celebration, since he's now approaching 77. The most recent commemoration was at Friday's black-tie dinner at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.
March 15, 1991 |
Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, former chairman and chief executive of Times Mirror Co., received the highest honor of the National Gallery of Art Thursday night as hundreds of the museum's strongest supporters gathered to celebrate its 50th birthday and to get a first look at new works donated by the party guests. Murphy, 75, received the Andrew W. Mellon medal for serving 27 years as one of the National Gallery's five trustees and as chairman of its board since 1985.
March 19, 1992 |
Franklin D. Murphy, chairman of the National Gallery of Art, admonished the nation's artists Wednesday that they cannot expect full freedom to explore explicit and homoerotic themes in work that is subsidized by public grants. Murphy, a former Times Mirror Co. board chairman, said in a lecture to the American Council for the Arts that the public has a right to play a role in judging the content of work its tax money supports.
June 26, 1994
I speak not only for myself but for our Hebrew Union College community in expressing bereavement at the death of a dear friend and mentor, Dr. Franklin D. Murphy (June 17). He was an inspiration to the college, his honorary alma mater, and offered invaluable help and guidance in our efforts for the Skirball Cultural Center under construction in Sepulveda Pass. Dr. Murphy devoted himself with astonishing and bracing distinction to the task of elevating the cultural, aesthetic and moral as well as physical level of his fellow human beings.