Hearst was also a member of the Board of Directors of Hearst Corporation and two Hearst Foundations.
He died in New York City on Friday (04Nov11).
The third grandson of publisher William Randolph Hearst, he was appointed a trustee of the Hearst Family Trust in April, 1972, the same year he joined the Hearst Foundations as a director.
Hearst started out as a photographer for the Hearst-owned New York Daily Mirror in the 1950s, and in recognition of his interest in photojournalism, Hearst Newspapers commissioned a travelling trophy, the John R. Hearst Jr. Prize for Photo Excellence, awarded to photographers for Hearst Newspapers.
An ardent boating enthusiast, he also served as an editor for Hearst publication Motor Boating & Sailing magazine.