Andrew J. Dempsey, president and chief executive officer of Times Mirror Magazines, died Tuesday at home in New York City of lung cancer. He was 46.
Dempsey was credited in negotiating last month's $167.5-million acquisition of Field & Stream, Skiing, Home Mechanix and Yachting magazines. Added to Golf Magazine, Popular Science, Ski Magazine and Outdoor Life, the acquisitions made Times Mirror, parent company of the Los Angeles Times, the largest publisher of men's special-interest magazines in America.
Dempsey joined Times Mirror Magazines as president and CEO in August, 1985, after serving as executive vice president of the McCall Publishing Co.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, a daughter and two sisters.