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Campbell, Fred McLean, b. 1837, N.Y.C.; d. March 28, 1905, Washington, D.C. Ex officio Regent as state supt. of public instruction, 1880-83. Career: teacher, 1857-58, principal, 1858-61, Vallejo schs.; principal, then supt., 1861-80, Oakland schs.; secty. to a Congressman following term as state supt. of public instruction.

Campbell, W. Glenn, b. April 29, 1924, Komoka, Ontario, Canada. Appointed by Governor Reagan, 1968-1984; Appointed by Governor Deukmejian, 1984-1996. Committees: Finance, 1995-1996; Investments, 1994-1996; Oversight of the Department of Energy, 1995-1996. Vice Chairman of the Board, 1981-1982; Chairman of the Board, 1982-1983. Education: B.A. Economics, 1944, University of Western Ontario; B.A. Political Science, 1944, University of Western Ontario; M.A. Economics, 1946, Harvard University; Ph.D. Economics, 1948, Harvard University. Career: Has held seven appointments under five U.S. Presidents. Advisor to President Reagan. Director, Hoover Institution, 1960-present.

Campbell, William Wallace, ex officio Regent as President of the University, 1923-30 (see Administration, Presidents).

Canaday, John E., b. July 29, 1905, Anderson, Ind; d. July 27, 1987. Ex officio Regent as president, Alumni Association of UC, 1950-51; appointed, vice Regent Heller, 1958-74. Education: A.B. 1927, UCLA. Career: executive secretary, UCLA Alumni Association and director, Bureau of Occupation, UCLA, 1929; former public relations manager and corporate director of public relations, now vice-president, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, 1939-. Director: First Surety Corporation, Surety Savings and Loan Association, California Institute for Cancer Research; received UCLA "Alumnus of Year" award, 1956.

Carey, R.S., Ex officio Regent as president, State Agri. Soc., 1873-76.

Carmona, Ralph, b. January 5, 1951, Los Angeles, Calif. Ex officio Regent as Vice President of Alumni Association, 1995-1996. Committees (1995-96): Educational Policy, Audit, Finance, Hospital Governance. Education: B.A. Political Science, UC Santa Barbara; M.A. Political Science, 1974, UC Santa Barbara; Ph.D. Political Science, 1984, UC Santa Barbara. Career: Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Alumni regent from Santa Barbara campus.

Carnahan, Herschel L., b. Aug. 31, 1879, Aledo, Ill.; d. Mar. 31, 1941, L.A. Ex officio Regent as lt. gov.,1928-31. Education: 1894-96 Monmouth Coll., Ill.; private study of law. Career: admitted to the bar, 1904; partner, 1904-12, with William Collier, Riverside; state comnr. of corps., 1914-18; pres., Ntl. Assn. Securities Comnrs. and Attys. Gen., 1917-18; began L.A. law practice, 1920-; mem., state tax comn., 1927-28; apptd. co-receiver, Julian Petroleum Corp., 1927; lt. gov., 1928-31; state bldg. and loan comnr., 1931.

Carpenter, Gideon J., b. May 4, 1823, Hartford, Penn.; d. May 6, 1910, Placerville, Cal. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1875-77. Career: came to El Dorado county, Cal., 1850, mined until 1855; state senator, 1856; El Dorado county clerk, 1862; El Dorado county dist. atty. for 3 terms beginning 1867; assemblyman from El Dorado county, 1875-77; El Dorado county supreme court reporter, 1878-80; railroad comnr.; joint owner, 1889-91, sole owner, 1891, editor of Mountain Democrat.

Carr, Ezra Slocum, b. 1819, Stephentown, N.Y.; d. Nov. 27, 1894, Pasadena, Cal. Ex officio Regent as state supt. of public instruction, 1875-80. Education: Renssalear Boys Sch.; M.D. 1842, Castleton Coll., Vt. Career: prof. (chemistry), 1842-53, Castleton Coll.; also taught at Albany Med. Coll., Philadelphia Med. Coll., N.Y. State Normal School; prof. (chemistry and natural history), U. Wis., 1856-67; regent, U. Wis. (1 year); prof. (agriculture, chemistry, and horticulture), UC, 1869-74.

Carr, Jesse D., b. June 10, 1814, Sumner county, Tenn.; d. Dec. 11, 1903, Salinas, Cal. Ex officio Regent as pres., State Agri. Soc., 1885-86. Career: store clerk, 1828-36, Memphis, Tenn.; in cotton business and army, 1836-49; came to S.F., 1849; collector of customs, S.F., 1849; assemblyman from S.F., 1851; part owner of Pulgas estate, Redwood City, 1852; supvr., Santa Cruz county, 1853-55; largest star mail contractor on Pacific coast, 1866-70; purchased swamp lands in Modoc county for stock raising, 1870-71; established Salinas City Bank, 1873; was also pres., Bank of Monterey; mem., Board of Freeholders that framed charter for Salinas, 1900.

Carter, Edward W., b. June 29, 1911, Cumberland, Md.; d. April 25, 1996. Appointed vice Regent Sprague 1952-68; reappointed before term expired to succeed Regent Haggerty, 1966-82. Education: A.B. 1932, UCLA; M.B.A. 1937, Harvard Business Sch.; LL.D. (hon.) 1962, Occidental Coll. Career: pres., Broadway-Hale Stores, Inc., 1946-; dir.: Northrop Corp., Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co., So. Cal. Edison Co., United Cal. Bank, Western Bancorporation. Trustee: Occidental Coll.; Stanford Research Inst; Brookings Inst., Washington, D.C. Dir.: Council for Financial Aid to Education, N.Y., S.F. Opera Assn., So. Cal. Symphony Assn., Santa Anita Fdn., James Irvine Fdn. Recipient Alumnus of the Year award, 1953 UCLA; Cal. "Industrialist of the Year," 1962; recipient, Tobe award for distinguished service to Am. retailing, 1959. Chmn., Board of Regents, 1964-66.

Casserly, Eugene, b. Nov. 13, 1820, Ireland; d. June 14, 1883, S.F. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Haight, 1876-88; resigned, 1880. Education: grad., Georgetown Coll. Career: came to U.S., 1822; admitted to bar, 1844; began New York law practice, 1844; editor, Freeman's Journal, N.Y.; also contributed to newspapers in other cities; corp. counsel of N.Y.C., 1846-47; came to S.F., 1850; publisher, 1851, Public Balance, The True Balance, The Standard; state printer, 1851; retired from journalism, resumed law practice; U.S. Senator from Cal., 1869-73; law practice until retirement; member, California Constitutional Convention, 1878-79.

Chandler, Carol, b. February 10, 1945, Oakland, Calif. Appointed by Governor Wilson, 1997-98. Committees (1997-98): Health Services, Oversight of the Department of Energy, Educational Policy. Education: B.A. Physical Education, UC Davis; M.A. Physical Education, California State University, Fresno; Teaching Credential, California State University, Fresno. Career: Teacher; Named Woman of the Year by California State Legislature in 1992; appointed to a six-year term on CPEC by Governor Wilson in 1998.

Chandler, Dorothy B. (Mrs. Norman Chandler). Appointed, vice Regent Jordon, 1954-70. Education: Stanford. Career: publishing and public service. Hon. life chairman, Southern California Symphony Association; director, S.F. Opera Association; president, board of governors, Performing Arts Council of the Music Center of L.A. county; vice-president, The Music Center Operating Co.; chairman emeritus, Hollywood Bowl Association; vice president, corporate relations, and director, Times Mirror Co.; member, President's Advisory Comm., U.S. Information Agency; trustee, Occidental Coll.; recipient of hon. degrees from Occidental Coll., U. Judaism, U. Portland, Otis Art Institute of L.A. county. First woman to receive Gold Insignia of Honor from Republic of Austria.

Chase, Charles Metaphor, b. 1831, Baltimore, Md.; d. Jan. 9, 1899, S.F. Ex officio Regent as pres., State Agri. Soc., 1895-98. Career: came to Cal., 1852; bought Commercial Advertiser, 1852; mem., Vigilance Comm. of 1856; assoc. with Marcus D. Buruck in Fireman's Journal; formed Chase Bowley auction business, 1865; organized firm of Killip and Co., 1871; formed Bay Dist. Racing Assn., 1874; mem., S.F. Volunteer Fire Dept.

Clark, Jr., Frank W., b. November 17, 1917, Los Angeles, Calif. Appointed by Governor Jerry Brown, 1980-1988; Appointed by Governor Deukmejian, 1988-2000. Committees: Audit, 1998-2000; Health Services, 1999-2000; Investments, 1999-2000. Vice Chairman of the Board, 1984-1985, 1998-1999. Chairman of the Board, 1986-1988. Education: B.S. Business, 1939, UC Los Angeles; J.D. Law, 1946, Hastings College of the Law. Career: Lawyer; President, Southern California Tennis Association; Honorary Trustee, UCLA Foundation.

Clowdsley, Forsythe Charles, b. Feb. 6, 1895, Stockton, Cal.; d. Sept. 25, 1940, Stockton. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, Sept. 12, 1934-Jan. 7, 1935. Education: public schs., business coll., studied law by correspondence. Career: reporter, Stockton Evening Mail, 1915-17; sgt., 1917-19, U.S. Army; news staff, Stockton Record, 1919-21; secty., dist. atty's. office, 1921-25; deputy dist. atty., San Joaquin county, 1925-26; lawyer, 1927-34; assemblyman from San Joaquin county, 1927-30, 1933-35; dist. atty., San Joaquin county, 1934-40.

Coblentz, William K., b. July 28, 1922, S.F. Appointed, vice Regent Sullivan, 1964-80. Education: A.B. 1943, UCB; LL.B. 1847, Yale. Career: atty.; mem., Jacobs, Sills and Coblentz; capt., Army Corps of Engineers, World War II; special counsel for Gov. Edmund G. Brown, 1958, 1960. Trusteee, Cal. state colls., 1960-64. Consultant to U.S. Secty. of State, Jan.-May, 1962. Dir.: Bay Area Urban League; Bay Area Educational Television; Gov. of Cal.'s Business Advisory Council. Mem., various bar associations and Am. Law Inst.

Cochran, George Ira, b. July 1, 1863, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; d. June 27, 1949, L.A. Appointed, to fill unexpired term of Regent Phoebe A. Hearst, 1919-46. Education: Law Soc., Osgoode Hall, U. Toronto. Career: moved to Cal., 1888, naturalized, 1893, admitted to Cal. bar, 1888; atty. for L.A. Clearing House, 1893-94; pres., 1906-36, 1945-, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Cal.; assisted in organization of United Electric Gas and Power Co. Mem.: civil service comn., L.A.; efficency comm., L.A. Trustee, state normal sch., L.A.; trustee, treas., U. So. Cal. Dir.: Central Investment Corp., Grand Central Garage, Artesian Water Co., Rosedale Cemetery Assn., Long Beach Bath House and Amusement Co., Seaside Water Co.

Collins, James, b. December 20, 1926, Huntington Park, Calif. Ex officio Regent as Alumni Association Vice President, 1975-76. Education: B.S. Civil Engineering, 1950, UC Los Angeles. Career: Alumni Regent from Los Angeles campus; President, CEO of Collins Foods International, Inc., which owns and operates several Kentucky Fried Chicken and Sizzler restaurants.

Collins, Samuel La Fort, b. Aug. 6, 1895, Fortville, Ind.; d. June 27, 1965. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1947-53. Career: in U.S. Army on Mexican border, 1916; with Am. Expeditionary Force, France, 1917-18; practiced law, 1919-22; asst. dist. atty., 1922-26, dist. atty., 1926-32, Orange county; congressman, 1932-36; practiced law, 1936-40; assemblyman from Orange county, 1941-52.

Condee, Robert Asa, b. Dec. 25, 1875, San Diego; d. Oct. 4, 1930, Pomona, Cal. Ex officio Regent as president, State Agri. Soc., 1925-30. Education: UCB. Career: rancher in southern California, 1892-96; clerk, board of supvrs., 1897-1900, horticulture insp., 1901-02, agri. adviser, 1903-13, Riverside county; named supt. agri. and director of education, Cal. Jr. Republic (a farm school for problem boys), 1914-18, Chino; principal, Chino Vocational High Sch.; served as president, Cal. State Fair. Mem., agri. comm., L.A. Chamber of Commerce. Dir., California State Chamber of Commerce.

Conner, Shirley B., b. October 18, 1926, Alameda, Calif. Ex officio Regent as Alumni Association President, 1982-83. Education: B.A., 1948, UC Berkeley. Career: Director of the dental assistant program at the College of Alameda; Recipient of UC Berkeley's Rosalie Stern Award in 1963. First woman president of California Alumni Association.

Connerly, Ward., b. June 15, 1939, Leesville, La. Appointed in 1993 by Governor Wilson to a 12-year term as Regent, 1993-2005. Committee memberships (2000-01): Audit (Chair), Educational Policy, Finance (Vice Chair). Education: Mr. Connerly earned his bachelor's degree in political theory from California State University, Sacramento. Career: Ward Connerly is President and Chief Executive Officer of Connerly & Associates, a Sacramento land-use consulting firm. In 1996 he served as chairman of the California Civil Rights Initiative, which campaigned for the passage of Proposition 209. He serves on the board of the California Chamber of Commerce.

Coombs, Frank Leslie, b. Dec. 27, 1853, Napa, Cal.; d. Oct. 5, 1934, Napa. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1891-92, 1897-98. Education: LL.B. 1875, Columbian (now George Washington) U. Career: admitted to bar, 1876; dist. atty., 1879-84, Napa county; assemblyman from Napa county, 1887-91, 1897, 1921-30; Am. Minister to Japan, 1892-93; state librarian of Cal., 1898-99; U.S. atty., no. dist., Cal., 1898-1901; Congressman, 1901-03; Napa law practice.

Cooper, William John, b. Nov. 24, 1882, Sacramento; d. Sept. 19, 1935, Kearney, Nebr. Ex officio Regent as state supt. of public instruction, 1927-29. Education: UC; Whittier Coll., Ed.D., USC. Career: teacher in Berkeley, Piedmont, Fresno; supt. of schs., San Diego; comnr. of education for the U.S., 1929-33; prof. (education), George Washington U., 1933-35.

Cornwall, Pierre Barlow, b. 1821, Delaware county, N.Y.; d. Sept. 28, 1904. Ex officio Regent as pres., Mechanics Inst. of S.F., 1881-88. Career: worked in shipping and commission house, Buffalo, N.Y.; came to S.F., 1848; mined in Sacramento; mem.; Priest, Lee and Co. (general merchandising and real estate), 1849-59; mem., Sacramento city council, 1849; assemblyman in 1st legislature; helped develop coal mining interests on coast; pres., Black Diamond Coal Mining Co. for over 20 years. Was also pres., Bellingham Bay and British Columbia Railroad Co.; pres., Cal. Electric Light Co.; life mem., Cal. Soc. of Pioneers (pres., 1865-66); chmn. of Rep. State Central Comm.

Cowdrey, Jabez Franklin, b. 1834, Rochester, N.Y.; d. Oct. 9, 1914, S.F. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1880-81. Career: came to Cal. and began law practice, 1850; dist. atty., Sierra county, 1855; assemblyman from S.F., 1873-74, 1880-81; comnr., State Marine Bd. Was also city and county atty., S.F.; atty. for Giant Powder Works for nearly 50 years.

Cox, Frederick, b. Jan. 16, 1828, Somersetshire, England; d. March 25, 1906, Sacramento. Ex officio Regent as pres., State Agri. Soc., 1891-92. Career: came to U.S., 1846; came to Cal., 1850; butchering, stock raising from 1851; state senator from Sacramento, 1883-87; helped organize Cal. State Bank, 1881, pres., 1894-1906; partner, Cox and Clark, extensive ranchers and capitalists.

Craig, Edward, b. Nov. 12, 1896, L.A. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1933-37. Career: Assemblyman from Orange county, 1926-37; legislative advocate for Pacific Lighting Corp., 1937-63.

Creed, Wigginton Ellis, b. Feb. 8, 1877, Fresno, Cal.; d. Aug. 5, 1927, Piedmont, Cal. Ex officio Regent as pres., Cal. Alumni Assn., 1918-20 (first alumni pres. to serve as Regent). Education: A.B. 1898, UCB. Career: S.F. law practice, 1900-22; mem., Titus, Wright, and Creed, 1907-15; Creed, Jones, and Dall, 1915-22. Assisted in reorganizing People's Water Co., 1915-17. Pres., reorganizing comm., East Bay Water Co., 1917; Pacific Gas and Electric Co.; C. A. Hooper and Co. (lumber); Columbia Steel Co. Dir.: Wells Fargo Nev. Nt. Bank, Associated Oil Co., East Bay Water Co., various other Cal. corps. Trustee: Cal. Inst. for Deaf and Blind, 1905-13; Hooper Fdn.; Mills Coll.

Crocker, Charles Frederick, b. Dec. 25, 1854, Sacramento; d. July 18, 1897, San Mateo county. Appointed, vice: Regent Swift, 1888-97. Education: attended Cal. Mil. Inst.; Polytechnic Sch., Brooklyn. Career: began as clerk at Oakland Mole of Central Pacific Railroad, eventually became mgr., Monterey Div.; succeeded father as vice-pres., Central Pacific Railroad Co. Fdr. Native Sons of the Golden West. Pres., bd. of trustees, Acad. of Sciences. Was trustee, Stanford U. Contributed to Lick Obs. Restored Sutter's Fort in Sacramento.

Crocker, William Henry, b. Jan. 13, 1861, Sacramento; d. Sept. 25, 1937, Burlingame, Cal. Appointed, vice: Regent Ellinwood, 1908-24; reappointed, 1924-37. Education: Ph.B. 1882, Sheffield Scientific School (Yale). Career: banker; was pres., Crocker Ntl. Bank S.F., Crocker Investment Co., Provident Securities Co., Crocker Estate Co., Pacific Improvement Co. Dir.: Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co., Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., Pacific Mutual Life Ins. Co., Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Chmn., Bd. of Regents, 1926-37.

Crowell, Warren Holdredge, b. Oct. 25, 1905, L.A. Ex officio Regent as pres., Alumni Assn. of UC, 1952-53. Education: A.B. 1927, UCLA. Career: Union Oil Credit Dept., 1927-29; salesman, Revel Miller and Co., 1929-32; partner, Crowell, Weeden and Co., members of N.Y. Stock Exchange, 1932-. Dir.: Seaboard Finance Co.; New Idria Mining and Chemical Co.; Pomona Tile Manufacturing Co.; Waste King Corp. Has been vice-pres., Investment Bankers Assn. of Am.; vice-chmn., Ntl. Assn. of Securities Dealers; chmn. of bd., Los Angeles Stock Exchange. Currently gov., Assn. of Stock Exchange Firms.

Cumming, Joseph Moore, b. Feb. 1, 1868, S.F.; d. Aug. 20, 1940, S.F. Ex officio Regent as pres., Mechanics Institute of S.F., 1932-37. Career: gen. mgr., Mechanics Inst., S.F., 1896-1911; exec. secty., Pan Pacific Intl. Exposition; mgr., Downtown Assn., 1920-40.

Cunningham, Thomas James, b. Sept. 24, 1905, L.A. Ex officio Regent as Pres., Alumni Assn. of UC, 1954-55. Education: A.B. 1928, UCLA; LL.B. 1931, University of Southern California; LL.D. (hon.), Chapman Coll., 1960. Career: lect. (education), 1931-32, UCLA; admitted to Cal. bar, 1932; attorney with Fredericks, Hanna and Morton, later Hanna and Morton; assemblyman from L.A., 1935-37; L.A. law practice, 1939-47; assistant professor (military science and tactics), 1941-43, UCLA; capt. to col., U.S. Army, served in American and European theaters, awarded Legion of Merit, World War II; judge, 1947-55; presiding judge, domestic relations department, 1949; presiding judge, criminal department, 1951, superior court, L.A. county; general counsel, UC Regents, 1955-. Pres., UCLA Alumni Association, 1953-55. Recipient, Alumnus of Year award, 1961, UCLA; Dir., California Institute of Cancer Research. Director, 1963-64, vice-president, 1964-65, president, 1965-66, National Association of Coll. and U. Attys.

Curb, Mike, b. December 24, 1944, Savannah, Gerogia. Ex officio Regent as Lt. governor, 1978-83. Career: Founded his own record company; president of MGM Records; president of Mike Curb Productions; president of Warner-Curb Records. Elected Lt. Governor in 1984.

Curtis, Nathaniel Greene, b. Feb. 5, 1826, Raleigh, No. Carolina; d. July 12, 1897, Sacramento. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Moss, 1880-90; resigned, 1883. Career: came to Sacramento, 1850; Sacramento law practice to 1885; assemblyman from Sacramento, 1861; state senator from Sacramento, 1867-70, 1877-79. Was gen. solicitor, for Southern Pacific Railroad Col, 1887. Maj. Gen., National Guard, 1860.

Cusumano, Gary, b. November 17, 1943, Stockton, Calif. Ex officio Regent as Alumni Association Vice President, 1985-1986. Education: B.S. Agricultural Economics, 1965, UC Davis; M.S. Business, 1975, Stanford University. Career: Land Developer.

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