William German, San Francisco Chronicle Editor, Dies at 95

By: Carl Nolte | San Francisco Chronicle

William German, who helped build The San Francisco Chronicle into Northern California’s dominant newspaper during his long tenure as its editor, died Wednesday at his home in San Rafael after a long illness. He was 95. Mr. German began his career at the paper as a copy boy. When he retired 62 years later, he was the dean of West Coast editors. He had helped transform The Chronicle from the No.3 newspaper in a four-newspaper city to the largest paper in Northern California. For more information, click the link button below.

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