Regents of the University of California
Romualdo, b. Oct. 31, 1831, Santa Barbara; d. Jan. 23, 1899,
Oakland. Ex officio Regent as lt. gov., 1871-75, as gov.,
1875. Career: lt., U.S. Navy, 1846; judge, San Luis Obispo
county, 1854-58 ; state senator from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
counties, 1858-60; traveled in Europe, 1859-61; state senator, 1861-63;
state treas., 1863-67; state senator, 1869-71. Elected to Congress,
1876, but lost seat in contested election. Partner, 1878, in stock
brokerage; Congressman, 1879-80; U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to
Central Am. republics, 1890; retired to manage cattle ranch; later
resumed activity as stock broker.
Michelle K., Appointed Student Regent, 1999-2000.
Committees (1999-2000): Educational Policy, Finance, Grounds
and Buildings. Education: UC Berkeley. Career: twenty-fifth
George C., b. July 25, 1857, S.F.; d. Sept. 1, 1941, Oakland,
Cal. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Phelan, 1899-1904;
resigned, 1903; ex officio Regent as gov., 1903-07. Education:
Ph.B. 1879, A.M. 1882, LL. D. (hon.) 1932, UC; M.D. 1885, U. Leipzig.
Career: medical practice in Oakland; mem., Oakland bd. of
health, 1889-91; mem., Oakland city council, 1891-93; mayor of Oakland,
1893-95; mem., Ntl. Conservation Comn., 1907-09; chmn., Cal. Conservation
Comn., 1911-15; chmn., State Forestry Comn., 1919-23, 1928-30; pres.,
bd. of dirs., East Bay Municipal Utility Dist., 1924-41; mem., Oakland
Port Comn., 1927-41; named chmn., 1930, Cal. Joint Federal-State
Water Resources Comn.
William H., b. 1824, Lake county, Ore.; d. July 23, 1887,
Marysville, Cal. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly,
1881-82, 1885-86. Career: came to Cal., 1851; provost-marshal,
no. dist. of Calif. during Civil War; developed ranch in Sutter
county; state senator from Yuba county, 1859-62; state senator from
Sutter county, 1862-63; assemblyman from Yuba county, 1881-82, from
Yuba, Sutter counties, 1885-86. Pres., Drainage Dist. No. 1, 1880-87,
sometimes called "father of reclamation in Cal."
Gerald L. Appointed as Regent by Governor Wilson for
the term 1996-2008. Committee memberships (2000-01): Audit,
Finance, Investments (Vice Chair). Education: Mr. Parsky
received his bachelor's degree in English from Princeton University
and his juris doctorate degree from the University of Virginia Law
School. Career: Gerald L. Parsky is chairman of Aurora Capital
Partners, L.P., a Los Angeles-based investment firm specializing
in the acquisition of U.S. companies. From 1977 to 1992, he was
affiliated with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, specializing
in international corporate and tax law. He served as assistant secretary
of the U.S. Treasury Department from 1974 to 1977. During that time,
he received the Alexander Hamilton award (the highest award presented
in the Treasury Department) and was voted One of Ten Outstanding
Young Men in America by U.S. Jaycees in 1975. Mr. Parsky has served
as a trustee of the University of California San Diego Foundation
and serves on the Board of Visitors for the Anderson Graduate School
of Business at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is
on the advisory council for the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a trustee
of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundations and the Ronald
Reagan Presidential Foundation.
Ellis Ellwood, b. Nov. 28, 1898, Yuba City, Cal.; d. Aug.
27, 1985. Ex officio Regent as lt. gov., 1939-43. Education:
A.B. 1921 UCB; 1930-31, Stanford U. Career: high sch. teacher,
1922-23; principal, supvr. of schs., 1923-29, Lockwood, Monterey
county; assemblyman from Monterey, San Luis Obispo counties, 1933-37;
atty., 1937-38; Congressman, 1945-47. Served with U.S. Navy during
World War I; later served with Merchant Marines.
Norman J., Appointed by Governor Davis, 2001-04. Education:
Honorary Doctorate, Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University. Career:
Founder, Chairman, Westwood One, America's largest radio network
company; U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors; former President,
Broadcast Education Association; Board of the Annenberg School for
Communication at USC; Communications Board of UCLA; Dean's Advisory
Board of California State University, Fullerton; member, California's
Commission on Building for the 21st Century; Board of Trustees of
the Museum of Television and Radio; Board of Directors, Hollywood
Radio and Television Society.
Edwin W., b. Jan. 7, 1903, Indianapolis, Ind.; d. July 28,
1981. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent MacFarland,
1940-54; reappointed, 1954-70. Education: A.B. 1922, M.S.
1923, UCB. Career: fdr., chmn. of bd., Pauley Petroleum,
Inc.; independent oil producer and real estate developer. Dir.:
Western Airlines, Inc., Eversharp, Inc. Represented gov. of Cal.
on Natural Resource Comm., 1939. Mem., Interstate Oil and Compact
Comn., 1940. Petroleum coordinator for war in Europe on petroleum
lend-lease supplies for Russia and England, 1941. U.S. representative,
reparation comn. with rank of ambassador, 1945-47; advisor to U.S.
Secty. of State on economic affairs, special asst. to U.S. Secty.
of Army, 1947. Chmn., Bd. of Regents, 1956-58, 1960-62.
Paul, b. June 5, 1904, West Union, Iowa; d. April 1987. Ex
officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1939-40. Education:
1927, U. Ore.; 1930, Southwestern U. (night) Law Sch., L.A. Career:
admitted to bar, 1930; L.A. and Long Beach law practice, 1930-40;
assemblyman from L.A., 1937-40; secty. of state of Cal., 1940-42;
assoc. justice, 1942-62; presiding justice, 1960-62, Dist. Court
of Appeal, Sacramento; assoc. justice, 1962-66, Cal. Supreme Court.
Mem., judicial council of Cal., 1946-50. Trustee, McGeorge Sch.
of Law, Sacramento. Mem., State Jr. Chamber of Commerce (vice-pres.,
1936); Long Beach Jr. Chamber of Commerce (pres., 1935). Chmn.,
Dem. State Central Comm., 1939-40.
Daryn S., b. May 15, 1954, Savanna, Georgia. Appointed
Student Regent, 1976-77. Education: UC Berkeley, English.
Jack W., ex officio Regent as President of the University,
1992-95 (see Administration,
Gene E., b. March 23, 1940, Sacramento, Calif. Ex officio
Regent as Alumni Association Vice President, 1977-78. Education:
A.B., 1961, UC Davis; L.L.B., 1964, Boalt Hall School of Law. Career:
Partner, Schei, Fort, Taylor & Pendergast; member of the Governor's
Advisory Committee on the Selection of Regents of the University
Cornelius Wells, b. Jan. 4, 1859, N.Y.C. Ex officio
Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1901-02. Education: 1878,
Madison U.; A.B. 1881, Brown U.; private law study. Career:
admitted to Cal. bar, 1884; S.F. law practice, 1884-85; L.A. law
practice after 1885. Court comnr., L.A. county, 1890-95; assemblyman
from L.A., 1892-95; 1900-02; state senator, 1903-05; collector of
customs, 1907, 1911. Was president, L.A. County Improvement Co.,
secretary, L.A. Baseball Association.
George, b. Oct. 9, 1936, Oakland, Calif. Ex officio
Regent as Alumni Association President, 1984-85. Education:
B.S. Pharmacy, 1960, UC San Francisco; PHAR, 1961, UC San Francisco.
Career: Pharmacist, C.E.O. EDS.
George Clement, b. Aug. 23, 1839, Kennebunkport, Me.; d.
Feb. 26, 1923, Oakland, Cal. Ex officio Regent as gov., 1880-83.
Career: went to sea at age of 13; shipped on sailing vessel
bound for S.F., 1855; went to mines near Oroville on arrival; entered
mercantile business, S.F.; later engaged in banking, milling, mining,
live stock, steamship business; mem., Goodall, Perkins, and Co.,
owners of Pacific Steamship Co.; introduced steam whalers to Arctic
Ocean; mem., Cal. senate, 1869-76; appt'd U.S. Senator, 1893, reelected,
1893, 1895, 1903, 1909; established Bank of Butte County; was pres.,
Pacific Coast Railway. Dir.: Starr and Co., Cal. State Bank at Sacramento
and First Ntl. Bank of S.F. Trustee: Academy of Sciences after 1880.
Pres., S.F. Boys and Girls Aid Society after 1882.
John M., b. Dec. 14, 1872, Stockton, Cal.; d. Nov. 27, 1953,
S.F. Ex officio Regent as pres., State Bd. of Agri., 1914-16.
Career: bookkeeper and clerk, Monarch Publishing Co.; asst.
to pres., 1894-98, secty., 1898-1903, Union Transportation Co.;
developed large farming interest, 1900-53; became partner, Melone
and Perry, grain and warehouse business, 1903. Was pres., Stockton
Chamber of Commerce for two years; served as first pres., Stockton
City Planning Comn.
Roger C., b. Oct. 27, 1927, Riverside, Calif. Ex officio
Regent as Alumni Association President, 1968-69. Education:
A.B., 1951, UC Berkeley; L.L.B., 1954, UC Los Angeles. Career:
Partner, Brant & Pettitt; Alumni Regent from the Los Angeles
James Duval, b. April 20, 1861, S.F.; d. Aug. 7, 1930, Saratoga,
Cal. Appointed, vice Regent Marye, 1898-1914; resigned, 1899.
Education: A.B. 1881, St. Ignatius U.; Ph.D. 1903, Santa
Clara Coll.; studied law, UC. Career: vice-pres., Cal. Comn.
to Chicago Exposition, 1893; mayor of San Francisco, 1897-1902;
pres., Relief and Red Cross Funds after S.F. earthquake and fire.
Was S.F. park cmnr. and trustee, S.F. Public Library. Was chmn.,
charter assn. that gave new charter to S.F. Was pres.: adornment
assn. which procured Burnham plans for S.F.; Playground Comn. for
S.F. Was pres., Mutual Savings Bank. Was chmn. of bd., U.S. Bank
and Trust Co. Appointed, 1913, by Dept. of State to visit Europe
to support President's invitation to foreign countries to participate
in Panama-Pacific Exposition. Appointed, 1914, by Dept. of State
to investigate the fitness of the Am. Minister to the Dominican
Republic; U.S, Senator, 1915-21.
Timothy Guy, b. Dec. 20, 1824, Shemanigo county, N.Y.; d.
June 11, 1899, San Carlos, Cal. Appointed to fill unexpired
term of Regent Bidwell, 1880-96; reappointed, 1896-99. Career:
came to Cal., 1849; mined; engaged in S.F. mercantile business,
1850; invested in real estate, 1853; owned large farm in Belmont;
assemblyman from S.F., 1857-58; Congressman, 1861; collector of
customs at Port of S.F., 1869; candidate for gov., 1875; assemblyman
from San Mateo county, 1895-96. Was vice-pres., Soc. of Cal. Pioneers.
Lawrence, Faculty Representative to the Regents, 2002-04.
Education: B. S. Electrical Engineering and Industrial Management,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.D. UCSF. Career:
U.S. Naval Officer; Chief of Neurosurgery, San Francisco General
Hospital, UCSF/Mount Zion Hospital; Vice-Chair and Acting Chair,
Department of Neurosurgery, UCSF; member, Board of Directors of
Frank Morrison, b. Jan. 31, 1825, Westmoreland, N.Y.; d.
Aug. 11, 1895, S.F. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent
Ralston, 1875-80. Career: admitted to Supreme Court, Mich.,
1847; came to Cal., 1849; mined, 1849-51; Sacramento, S.F. law practice;
S.F. city atty.; U.S. Circuit Court judge; publisher, San Francisco
Daily Whig, 1852-54; pres., Yuba Railroad Co.; assemblyman from
S.F., 1858-59; state atty. gen., 1861-63; U.S. atty., 1869; partner,
Pixley and Smith. Comnr., Golden Gate Park (four years); comnr.,
Yosemite Park. Editor, Argonaut.
Frank S., b. June 17, 1952, Anchorage, Alaska. Ex officio
Regent as Alumni Association Vice President, 1982-83. Education:
B.A. History, 1973, UC San Diego; J.D., 1976, New York University.
Forrest A., b. Dec. 17, 1924, Sacramento, Calif. Ex officio
Regent as Alumni Association Vice President, 1978-79. Education:
A.B., 1944, UC Berkeley; J.D., 1949, Boalt Hall School of Law. Career:
Partner, Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant.
Warren Reynolds, b. March 30, 1861, Santa Cruz, Cal; d. Aug.
27, 1927, Watsonville, Cal. Ex officio Regent as lt. gov.,
1907-11. Education: grad. 1880, St. Augustine's Mil. Acad.,
Benicia, Cal. Career: employee, 1880-86, Bank of Watsonville;
secty., mgr. of a lumber co., 1886-88; returned to banking, 1888;
pres., 1890-1906, Pajaro Valley Ntl. Bank; mem., State Bd. of Prison
Dirs., 1889; Presidential elector, 1900; retired to Berkeley, 1911;
pursued financial activities, 1911-27. Dir.: Sisquoc Investment
Co., S.F.; Anglo-Cal. Trust Co., S.F. Was first pres., Western States
Life Ins. Co.
Harold J., b. Oct. 8, 1900, Eagleville, Cal. Ex officio
Regent as lt. gov., 1953-59. Education: 1921, UCB; UCD. Career:
cattle rancher; minute clerk, state senate, 1925-33; state senator,
1933-53; pres. pro tem, 1947-53.
Frank Clarke, b. Nov. 15, 1859, Ottawa, Ill.; d. Jan. 6,
1934, L.A. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly,
1905-06. Career: telegrapher, 1876-88; practiced law, 1888-91,
L.A., 1891-1903, Redlands, 1903-06, San Bernardino; Redlands city
atty., 1899; assemblyman from San Bernardino, 1903-06, speaker,
1905-06; register, U.S. Land Office, 1906-10, L.A.; senior member,
Prescott and Prescott, 1910-34. Enlisted as private, Oakland Light
Cavalry, N.G.C., 1880; retired as brig. gen., 1903; major, Spanish-American
War; capt., Philippine Insurrection; provost judge, 1900, Island
of Samar; brigadier staff, 1900-01, Iloilo.
Peter, b. March 31, 1943, Berlin, Germany. Ex officio
Regent from July 1994 to July 1995 as Vice President of the
California Alumni Associations. Appointed Regent by Governor
Wilson for the term 1996-2008. Committee memberships (2000-01):
Finance (Chair), Health Services, Oversight of the DOE Laboratories.
Education: Mr. Preuss was born in Berlin, Germany and received
his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Technical University
of Hanover. He earned his master's degree in mathematics from UC
San Diego. Career: Peter Preuss is president of The Preuss
Foundation, which is involved in brain tumor research. In 1970 Mr.
Preuss founded Integrated Sofware Systems Corporation (ISSCO), a
San Diego-based company which was the first software company specializing
in computer graphics. He served as president and later chairman
of the board of ISSCO until it was purchased by Computer Associates
in 1986. Mr. Preuss was a founder and long-time director of the
National Computer Graphics Association. Mr. Preuss founded the Preuss
Foundation in 1985. He has served on the Advisory Committee to the
Director of the National Institutes of Health. He serves or has
served on the National Brain Tumor Foundation, Duke University Cancer
Center Board of Overseers, and the Board of Overseers of UC San
Curt, Ex officio Regent as Speaker of the Assembly,
1995-96. Committees: Educational Policy, 1996. Career:
Speaker of the Assembly, 1995-96.