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Stephen McNamara, American newspaper executive.


McNamara, Stephen was born on July 9, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert Charles McNamara Junior and Susan (Deuel) Shattuck.


Bachelor of Arts in American History, Princeton University, 1955.


Reporter, Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal, 1955-1957; sports writer, Miami Herald, 1957-1959; contributing European editor, Car & Driver, New York City, 1960; assistant news editor, executive sports editor, Sunday editor, San Francisco Examiner, 1961-1967; Chief Executive Officer, editor, public, Pacific Sun, Mill Valley, California, since 1967; co-public, The Ark, Tiburon, California, since 1987; president, Marin Sun Printing Company, Mill Valley, 1967-1993; managing general partner, Sunrise Investment Company, Mill Valley, since 1980. Visiting lecturer San Francisco State University, 1967. Member innovation and planning commission California Department Education, Sacramento, 1980.

Co-founder, president MarinSolar Village Corporation, Mill Valley, since 1976, Marin Cmty. Video, Mill Valley, 1973-1978.


Member Society Professional Journalists, National Association Alternative Newsweeklies (president 1978-1981), California Association Alternative Newsweeklies (president 1990-1992), California Society Newspaper Editors (president 1985-1986, board directors 1983-1993), California Newspaper Publications Association (board directors 1989-1993), San Francisco Press Club (1st place newspaper writing award 1967, 3-2d place awards), Cap and Gown Club (Princeton University).


Married Hanne Morgensen Petterson, February 21, 1960 (divorced August 1968). Children: Lise, Natalie, Kevin. Married Kay Copeland, June 10, 1978.

Children: Christopher, Morgan.

Robert Charles McNamara Shattuck Junior

Susan (Deuel) Shattuck

Kay Copeland

Hanne Morgensen Petterson

Morgan McNamara

Natalie McNamara

Kevin McNamara

Lise McNamara

Christopher McNamara