Annenberg, Walter H.
- Ann T. Keene
Annenberg, Walter H. (13 March 1908–01 October 2002), publisher and philanthropist, was born Walter Hubert Annenberg in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Moses Louis Annenberg, a newspaperman, and Sadie Friedman Annenberg. In 1885, at the age of seven, Moses “Moe” Annenberg came to America from East Prussia with his penniless, Orthodox Jewish family and settled in Chicago. Around the turn of the century he began working in the newspaper circulation business, which encouraged and tolerated extreme methods, including violence, among competitors. By the time of Walter's birth the Annenbergs were living in Milwaukee, where Moses had established a news agency....