The Press: Shining Star

One day last week an old friend dropped into the office of handsome, courtly Samuel Hay Kauffmann to congratulate him. At 50, Kauffmann had been elected president of the Washington Evening Star—the capital's oldest, richest and most conservative newspaper. Said the friend: "I remember the first time I saw you. You were sitting on the tailgate of a Star truck." Sam Kauffmann, grandson and namesake of the Star's first president, had started at the bottom 28 years ago to learn the business side of the business.

For 81 years, the Star has been the two-family business of the Kauffmann and Noyes families....

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