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Nan Tucker McEvoy, last of founding family to run S.F. Chronicle, dies at 95
Nan Tucker McEvoy, last of founding family to run S.F. Chronicle, dies at 95

Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday at her apartment in the city after a long convalescence. She was 95. Her son, Nion McEvoy, publisher of Chronicle Books, confirmed her death. Nan McEvoy had also been a prominent olive oil producer, philanthropist and Democratic Party activist. The granddaughter of M.H. de Young, a founder of the Chronicle, McEvoy was the longtime chair of the board of Chronicle Publishing, which included the morning daily and other media holdings. She was born Phyllis Ann Tucker on July 15, 1919, in San Mateo. Her mother, also Phyllis, was the daughter of M.H. de Young; her...

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