November 27, 1986
Charles Lessington Gould, publisher of the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner when Patricia Hearst was kidnaped and who became a leading opponent of her subsequent imprisonment, has died of cancer. He was 77. Gould, who died Sunday in a San Mateo hospital, came to the Examiner in 1961 as publisher, a post he held until 1975 when he joined the Hearst Foundation and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Gould served the Hearst Foundation until his death.
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February 8, 2000 |
Jack Scott--the radical author and sports guru who in 1974 helped kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst and other Symbionese Liberation Army members elude one of the largest police searches in history--died Sunday of cancer in Eugene, Ore. He was 57. Scott's death came just two days after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge turned down a request by lawyers for SLA radical-turned- housewife Sara Jane Olson to videotape his testimony for her upcoming trial.
January 1, 1999 |
Catherine Campbell Hearst, a conservative member of the University of California Board of Regents for 20 years, including the riotous 1960s, has died at the age of 81. Hearst, who had moved to Beverly Hills after her divorce from Randolph A. Hearst, died Wednesday of a stroke at UCLA Medical Center. She became a nationally known figure after the Feb. 4, 1974, kidnapping of her daughter, Patricia Hearst, by the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army.
September 29, 1988 |
The retired federal agent who headed the Patty Hearst investigation in the 1970s says that many of the events portrayed in the new Paul Schrader film "Patty Hearst" are inaccurate or misleading. The film--which describes the ordeal and seeming conversion of heiress Patricia Hearst to a violently radical philosophy after her 1974 kidnaping--"is an apology for Patty Hearst," according to former FBI agent Charles Bates, 68.
May 12, 1988
John E. Hamilton; Indian Activist John E. Hamilton, 90, who called himself leader of the Mohegan-Pequot Indian Nation and conducted a marriage ceremony for kidnaped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. Hamilton, called Chief Rolling Cloud, was known for his involvement in lawsuits seeking the return of land to his southeastern Connecticut tribe. In the 1930s, Hamilton founded the American Indian Defense Assn. to protect Indian rights and remained its head for decades.
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January 23, 2002 |
Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst on Tuesday called a 1975 bank robbery that left a mother of four dead "a violent, senseless, evil act" committed by bloodthirsty revolutionaries. Hearst said she has no qualms about testifying against former members of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army, which kidnapped her and with which she eventually participated in two bank robberies. "I don't have any skeletons in my closet," she said in an an appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live."