Nan Tucker McEvoy, Last of Founding Family to Run Chronicle, Dies

by: Sam Whiting | San Francisco Chronicle

Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of TheSan Francisco Chronicle’s founding family to run the 150-year-old newspaper and a prominent olive oil producer, philanthropist and Democratic Party activist, died Thursday morning at age 95.


The granddaughter of M.H. de Young, co-founder of The Chronicle, Mrs. McEvoy was the longtime chair of the board of Chronicle Publishing, which included the morning daily, KRON-TV, Chronicle Books and other media holdings.

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