Former Miami newspaper titan dies at age 87

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - A former Miami newspaper titan has died.

Alvah H. Chapman Jr. was the former Miami Herald president and

The paper reports that Chapman succumbed to pneumonia on Christmas Day after spending the holiday with his family in Coconut Grove. He was 87.

He was afflicted with Parkinson's disease, suffered strokes in recent years and broke a hip in March.

Chapman brought his family to Miami in 1960.

He was a devoted corporate and civic leader - from housing the homeless to sculpting downtown Miami's contemporary appearance to leading We Will Rebuild after Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

The business school at Florida International University is named after him.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, their two daughters and six grandchildren.

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