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Former McGraw-Hill CEO Dies at 92

Harold W. McGraw Jr. led company to $1 billion in revenue

Harold W. McGraw Jr., chairman emeritus and former CEO of publishing giant McGraw-Hill, died Wednesday. He was 92.

McGraw, grandson of company co-founder James H. McGraw, joined McGraw-Hill as president in 1975 and was later named CEO. He helped guard the company against a takeover attempt by American Express in 1979 and steered it to $1 billion in revenue for the first time in 1980. McGraw retired as president and CEO three years later, but stayed on as chairman until 1988 when he was named chairman emeritus.

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