Otis Booth Jr. '40 (1923-2008)
Webb School of California
Otis Booth Jr. ’40 was the great-grandson of General Harrison Gray Otis, founder of the Los Angeles Times.
During the 1950s, Booth was responsible for overseeing the printing of the newspaper, and in 1968 he was named corporate vice president of Times Mirror Corporation in charge of forest products and commercial printing. Booth was also an early investor in Berkshire Hathaway
, the company run by Warren Buffet. In 1972, Booth retired from The Times
and operated several businesses before trying his hand at citrus farming and raising livestock. His ranches in the San Joaquin Valley consisted of 9,000 acres of orange groves, two citrus packinghouses and a cattle ranch.