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Robert F. Erburu, former Times Mirror chairman, dies at 83
Robert F. Erburu, former Times Mirror chairman, dies at 83

Robert F. Erburu, the last chairman of Times Mirror Co. with close ties to its founding Chandler family, which owned the Los Angeles Times for more than a century, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home. He was 83. Erburu, a civic leader and prominent arts patron, had Alzheimer's disease, said Lois Erburu, his wife of 59 years. A native Californian, Erburu joined Times Mirror, the parent company of The Times, in 1961 as a legal advisor to then-Chairman Norman Chandler and was promoted to general counsel the same year. He rose steadily over the decades, becoming president of Times Mirror in 1974, chief executive in 1980 and chairman in 1986, succeeding Norman's son, Otis. ...

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