January 14, 1994 |
Walter H. Annenberg Raises Wells Fargo Stake: The billionaire media magnate said he has increased his holdings in Wells Fargo & Co. to 7.64%. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Annenberg said he bought 750,000 additional shares of the San Francisco-based bank holding company between last Nov. 30 and Jan. 5, for $117.75 to $133.125 a share.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1986
How very considerate President Reagan was to include his close friend Walter H. Annenberg in the group of seven to whom he presented the presidential Medal of Freedom. Annenberg got the award for "his lifetime of achievement," which was mostly being a past ambassador to Great Britain and for creating TV Guide magazine. Anyone who has done something that remarkable deserves this country's highest award, if he's a friend of Mr. Reagan's. Next year Betsy Bloomingdale! JAMES DALE Los Angeles
February 16, 1988 |
Multimillionaire Walter H. Annenberg has pledged another $10 million to the prep school he attended, officials at the school said Monday. "Nothing is more important than educating the youth of our country," Annenberg, a founder of TV Guide magazine, said of his latest gift to the Peddie School at Hightstown, N.J. With the $12 million he pledged in 1983, Annenberg's contributions to the school's improvements fund now total $22 million, a record amount from a single donor, Peddie officials said.
October 13, 1989
Former Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg has endowed a $1-million public service fellowship program at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., in honor of Judge Irving R. Kaufman's 40 years on the federal bench. The endowment will fund fellowships for students or recent alumni who want to enter public service, Harvard officials said. The first awards, in the amount of $10,000 each, will be made for the academic year 1990-91.
May 5, 1989 |
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will exhibit the renowned Walter H. Annenberg collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artworks in 1990, museum Director Earl A. Powell announced Thursday. The collection of 50 paintings, watercolors and drawings, to be exhibited from August to November, is considered one of the most important remaining in private hands and has never been shown in its entirety, Powell said. "It is one of the greatest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artworks in the world," Powell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1990
Bob Hope and I have had a friendship going back to 1938 and I continue to be amazed at this aging fellow who is in many ways unique in our country. As a successful theatrical figure, Bob has during several wars given himself in a manner that should command respect for his dedication to the military units overseas. This includes risking his life flying over enemy territory to reach ships and camp positions to improve the morale of our fighting men. No one asked Bob to do this. He has always volunteered these engagements because that is the true character of the man. As a matter of fact, over the years, I have discussed this aspect of his volunteerism and I know that he cherishes all the engagements that he participated in. What has saddened me is the recent display of letters (March 16)