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Erwin Potts, former chairman of McClatchy Co., dies at 85

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Erwin Potts, a North Carolina native who spent his early career as a newspaper reporter and editor and eventually became the first non-family member to lead McClatchy Newspapers as it grew into a national media company, died last week in Mexico.

Potts joined Sacramento-based McClatchy in 1975 as director of newspaper operations and retired in 1996 as chairman of the board of directors.

Potts' family announced Thursday that he had died of injuries suffered in an accident at his home in Cabo San Lucas. He was 85. An El Dorado Hills resident, Potts lived for several months each year in Mexico.

Read more from The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.

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