Former West Publishing Co. president dies at 89

“The former president of West Publishing Co., credited with leading the company into the digital age, has died at age 89.Dwight Opperman died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hill, Calif., according to his son, Vance Opperman. The elder Opperman became president of West Publishing Co. in 1968, when the company was based in St. Paul, and was instrumental in leading the company into delivering its services electronically and creating Westlaw, a major online legal research service. West Publishing was sold to Thomson Reuters in 1996 for $3.4 billion.” (via AP)

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