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olive rancher , Publishing company executive

Nan Tucker McEvoy, American publishing company executive, olive rancher. Named Woman of Year, Washingtonian Magazine, 1973.


McEvoy, Nan Tucker was born on July 15, 1919 in San Mateo, California, United States. Daughter of Nion R. and Phyllis (de Young) Tucker.


Student, Georgetown University, 1975.


Newspaper reporter San Francisco Chronicle, 1944-1946, New York Herald Tribune, New York City, 1946-1947, Washington Post, 1947-1948. Representative in public relations John Homes, Inc., Washington, 1959-1960. Special assistant to director United States Peace Corps, 1961-1964.

Member United States delegation United Nations Educational, 1964-1965. Director Population Council, 1965-1970. Co-founder, deputy director Preterm, Inc., 1970-1974.

Former chairman board Chronicle Public Company, San Francisco, 1975-1995, director emeritus, since 1995.


Member national board directors Smithsonian Institution, Washington, since 1994. Board directors American Farmland Trust. Member council Brookings Institution, Washington, since 1994.

Member University California San Francisco Foundation, since 1993. Director emeritus National Museum American Art. Member National Council Fine Arts Museums.

Formerly arbitrator American Arbitration Association, Washington. Member American Art Forum, Burlingame Country Club, The River Club, Commonwealth Club of California, World Affairs Council, Villa Taverna.


Married Dennis McEvoy, 1948 (divorced). 1 child, Nion Tucker McEvoy.

Nion R. Tucker

Phyllis (de Young) Tucker

Dennis McEvoy

Nion Tucker McEvoy