Stereo Magnate Harman Dies

Sidney Harman, the founder of a stereo-equipment empire who last year purchased Newsweek magazine, died Tuesday night of complications from acute myeloid leukemia. He was 92 years old.

Mr. Harman made his fortune founding Harman Kardon Inc., where he pioneered new technologies in stereo equipment. He left his company, now called Harman International Industries, in 2007 and had been spending much of his time teaching at the University of Southern California, where he was a professor of polymathic study. Mr. Harman’s wife, Jane Harman, is a former Democratic congresswoman for the 36th district in California.

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