Harold Andersen was born on July 30, 1923, and died on December 17, 2015.
He was an American newspaper publisher.
He graduated from North High School, and he attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where he became editor of the student newspaper and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1945.
Harold Andersen received a fellowship to study for a master’s degree at the University of California-Berkeley, and spent a summer as a reporter for the Lincoln Star.
Known as Omaha paperboy who rose up from the carrier to reporter to the publisher of one of the nation’s largest employee-owned newspapers.
Harold has spent nearly a quarter-century (1966-1989) as a publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, where he led the award-winning reports, such as those on overpopulation and the roots of famine.
H Andersen was the first American to serve as president of the International Federation of Newspaper Publishers and the only Nebraskan to serve as chairman of the American Newspaper Publishers Association.
Harold, raising more than $727 million, served as co-chairmen of Campaign Nebraska, at the University of Nebraska.
His life was well lived and rewarding.
Andersen retired as a World-Herald publisher in 1989.
He left behind his wife of 63 years, Marian B, son, David Andersen (Leslie); daughter, Nancy Andersen; 6 grandchildren: Lindsey, Robby, Katie Andersen, and Jack, James, Grant Karger.
Harold Andersen passed away at 92 yrs old.