Photos: Remembering Tom Chandler

Tom Chandler, a retired attorney considered to be among Tucson’s most dedicated philanthropists, has died. He was 94.

Chandler,  who was born in a barn to an impoverished family and spent much of his life helping people in need, died Friday at home of prostate cancer.

Chandler founded or cofounded several organizations, including the Arizona Adopt-a-Classroom Project, which has helped more than 2,000 teachers, and what is now Southern Arizona Legal Aid.

He was a founding member of the Conquistadores, a group that’s raised millions of dollars for local youth sports, and was a past member of the Arizona Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s public universities.

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