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    Frank Pfaffinger, founder
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    Frank Pfaffinger

    Frank Pfaffinger was a Bavarian immigrant who worked for the Los Angeles Times from 1887 until his death in 1940, a total of 53 years. In 1936 Mr. Pfaffinger contributed the bulk of his estate to establish the Pfaffinger Foundation. He requested that, to the extent necessary, its resources be directed to assist needy employees and former employees of Times Mirror.

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