Weinberger to Become Forbes Publisher in ’89
Former Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger will become publisher of Forbes magazine at the start of next year, Forbes Chairman Malcolm S. Forbes announced today.
Weinberger, who resigned from the Reagan Administration in November after seven years, was president of the Harvard Crimson as an undergraduate at Harvard and has worked as a newspaper columnist and TV moderator.
He replaces James J. Dunn, publisher since 1966. Dunn, only the third publisher in the magazine’s 71-year history and the first who was not a member of the Forbes family, will become vice chairman and consultant to the magazine.
The previous publishers were Malcolm Forbes and his father, B. C. Forbes, the magazine’s founder. The weekly has a circulation of 735,000.
“My four Forbes-involved sons and I are really happy that Cap Weinberger is going to be helping us and our colleagues at the wheel of Forbes,” said Forbes.