Regents of the University of California
Max, b. May 7, 1917, New Orleans, La.; d. June 14, 1982.
Ex officio Regent as state supt. of public instruction, 1963-70.
Education: A.B., A.M. 1949, UCLA; Ed.D. 1956, U.S.C. Career:
teacher, vice-principal, 1940-48, Trona, Cal.; principal, 1948-51,
Big Bear High Sch., Big Bear Lake, Cal.; supt., 1951-55, Saticoy
elementary sch. dist.; supt., 1955-61, Needles elementary and high
sch. dist.; supt., 1961-62, La Canada sch. dist.
William Chapman, b. 1826, Ill.; d. Aug. 27, 1875, S.F. Elected
Honorary Regent, to fill unexpired term of Regent Low, 1868-75.
Career: store clerk, Wellsville, O.; clerk on river steamboats,
later employed by C.K. Garrison who operated steamships between
Panama and west coast points; arrived in S.F. as captain of steamer
Uncle Sam; became junior partner, Garrison, Fretz, and Ralston;
later (about "the beginning of the war") became partner with Joseph
A. Donahue and Eugene Kelly in Donahue, Ralston, and Co., S.F. (with
Donahue, Kelly and Co., as N.Y. branch) selling currency exchange
Rev. Charles Adolph, b. Aug. 3, 1863, Camptonville, Cal.;
d. Dec. 23, 1951, S.F. Appointed Regent vice Regent
Yorke, 1912-28; reappointed, 1928-44. Education: Ph.B. 1884,
UC; M.A. 1889, St. Mary's Seminary; S.T.B. 1891; LL.D. (hon.) 1908,
UC; D.D. 1917. Career: ordained, Sept. 24, 1892; elevated
to rank of Papal chamberlain (Very Reverend Monsignor) 1918; elevated
to rank of domestic prelate (Right Reverend Monsignor), 1919; appointed
asst., St. Mary's Cathedral, 1895; serving as asst., pastor, admin.,
and rector-emeritus (after 1948).
Ronald, b. Feb. 6, 1911, Tampico, Ill. Ex officio
Regent as gov., 1967-75. Education: A.B. 1932, L.H.D. (hon.)
1957, Eureka Coll., Ill. Career: radio sports announcer,
Des Moines, Ia., 1932-37; motion picture actor and executive, 1937-;
capt., USAAF, 1942-45; cattle rancher; breeder of thoroughbred horses.
Mem., Bd. of Directors, Screen Actors Guild, 14 yrs.; pres., Screen
Actors Guild (six terms); mem., Bd. of Directors, Motion Picture
Industry Council, ten yrs.; pres., Motion Picture Industry Council
(two terms); mem., Bd. of Directors, Committee on Fundamental Education;
mem., Bd. of Directors, St. John's Hospital; mem., Bd. of Trustees,
Eureka Coll. Recipient, Ntl. Safety Council Public Interest Award,
1954; Hollywood Citizenship Award, 1956; chosen Father of the Year
(motion picture industry) by Ntl. Fathers Day Committee, 1957; recipient,
American National Red Cross Distinguished Service Award, San Diego
Chapter, 1959; two Freedoms Foundation Awards, for "outstanding
achievement in bringing about a better understanding of the American
way of life," 1960, 1962; Ntl. Humanitarian Award, Ntl. Conference
of Christians and Jews, 1962; Orange Empire Council Citizenship
Award, 1964; City of Hope "Torch of Life" Award for Humanitarian
Service. U.S. President, 1980-88.
John Burke, b. April 9, 1845, Scioto county, O.; d. Sept.
16, 1895, San Andreas, Cal. Ex officio Regent as lt. gov.,
1891-95. Education: A.B. 1869, UCB. Career: came to
Cal., 1856; teacher, 1869-72, Calaveras county; deputy supt. of
public schs. for two years; admitted to Cal. bar, 1877; assemblyman
from Calaveras county, 1875-77, 1880-82; San Andreas justice of
peace, two years.
Benjamin B., b. Jan. 17, 1824, Nova Scotia; d. Aug. 21, 1882.
Appointed Regent to fill unexpired term of Regent Pixley,
1880-82; reappointed, 1882. Career: clerk, 1840, Boston;
began retail grocery business, 1843; came to Cal., 1850; mined;
was assoc. editor, Shasta Journal; was publisher of State
Journal; state printer, 1855; mayor of Sacramento; Cal. secty.
of state, 1863-67; land agent, 1868, Central Pacific Railroad Co.;
land agent (3 years), So. Pacific Railroad Co.; pres., Summit Ice
Co., Denver Quicksilver Mining Co.
Charles F., b. 1826, Mass.; d. Jan. 24, 1898, Auburn, Cal.
Ex officio Regent as pres., State Agri. Soc., 1868-72. Education:
cadet at West Point. Career: civil engineer, Old Colony Railroad
and Vermont Central Railroad; came to Cal., 1849; mined, then farmed;
stockholder, Southern Pacific Railroad; pres., Sacramento Irrigation
and Navigation Canal Co.; assemblyman from Yolo county, 1864-66;
pres., Bd. of Reclamation Fund Comnrs.; mem., Cal. Constitutional
Convention of 1878; supt., Cal. Quicksilver Mining Co.
William Thomas, ex officio Regent as President of
the University, 1881-85 (see Administration,
Ed, b. Jan. 7, 1924, Medford, Oregon. Ex officio Regent
as Lt. Governor, 1969-74. Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering,
1950, California Institute of Technology. Career: President,
Febco Inc, 1950-64; U.S. Congressman from Los Angeles, 1964-69;
Lt. Governor, 1969-74.
Jacob Bert, b. 1853, S.F.; d. April 16, 1911, S.F. Appointed
to fill unexpired term of Regent Ainsworth, 1895-1900; resigned,
1896; appointed, vice Regent Bartlett, 1896-1911. Education:
A.B. 1873, A.M. 1876, UCB. Career: S.F. law practice, 1896-1911.
Suggested Architectural competition for development of Berkeley
campus to Regents, 1896.
Donald G., Ex officio Regent as Alumni Association
President, 1977-78. Education: B.S. Business, 1949, UC Los
Angeles. Career: Businessman, IBM Corp.
Robert O., b. March 14, 1914, Morris, Okla.; d. Feb 8, 1994.
Appointed by Governor Reagan, 1969-86. Committees:
Nominating Committee, 1975-76; Vice Chairman of the Board, 1977-78;
Chairman of the Board, 1978-80. Education: B.A. Economics,
1936, Stanford University. Career: President, California
Angels baseball team, 1960-74; Vice President, L.A. Rams, 1965-70;
Stanford Football Hall of Fame.
Augustus Loring, b. May 25, 1821, Oneida, N.Y.; d. Oct. 23,
1918, San Jose, Cal. Appointed to fill unexpired term of
Regent Casserley, 1880-88. Education: grad. 1841, LL.D. (hon.)
1873, Hamilton Coll. Career: tutor and teacher, 1841-45;
Bloomfield, Ind. law practice, 1845-54; farmer, 1854-56, Cal.; San
Jose law practice, 1856; county atty., 1857; dist. atty., 1859-60,
Santa Clara county; state senator from Alameda, Santa Clara counties,
1860-64; assoc. justice, 1864-79; chief justice, 1870-72, Cal. Supreme
Court; S.F. law practice, 1879-99; apptd. judge, 1899, elected judge,
1902-07, superior court, Santa Clara county; resumed law practice,
Friend William, b. 1865, Michigan; d. Sept. 5, 1943, Berkeley.
Ex officio Regent as gov., 1923-27. Education: attended
San Bernardino Coll. Career: publisher, San Bernardino
Times-Index, 1896-1910; Berkeley Gazette, 1901-15; state
printer, 1912-15; state treas., 1915-23; publisher, Alameda Times
Star, 1931-32; Cal. state bldg. and loan comnr., 1932-34; Cal.
state supt. of banks, 1934-39; retired, 1939.
Wilson, b. June 17, 1917, Alexandria, La.; d. April 1, 1999.
Ex officio Regent as Superintendent of Public Education,
1971-82. Committees: Nominating Committee, 1975-76. Education:
B.A., 1940, Northern Arizona University; M.A., 1947, Northern Arizona
University. Career: elementary school teacher and administrator
in Arizona, 1940-54; first black state school superintendent in
the U.S.; first black elected state official in California.
Arthur, b. Aug. 6, 1848, Nashville, Tenn.; d. June 24, 1902,
Auburn, Cal. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent
Curtis, 1883-90; reappointed, 1889-1902. Education: A.B.
1872, UCB. Career: came to Cal., 1864; began practice as
atty. several years after grad. from UC; traveled abroad, 1881-82;
practiced law, 1883-1902.
Jr., Guillermo, Appointed Student Regent, 1989-90.
Committees (1989-90): Educational Policy, Grounds and Buildings,
Finance. Education: UC Berkeley. Career: Director,
State Student Lobby, 1988; ASUC Senator, 1987-88; member of various
UC committees, e.g. UC Berkeley Five Year Student Affirmative Action
George Christopher, b. Feb. 4, 1868, S.F.; d. July 23, 1928,
Livermore, Cal. Ex officio Regent as president, State Agri.
Soc., 1917-19. Career: employee (beginning in 1885), mgr.
and later owner, Fancher Creek Nurseries, Fresno; operated large
orchards; organized Roeding Fig and Olive Oil Co., 1905; bought
Fresno Nursery Co., 1916; pres., Cal. Nursery Co., Niles, Cal.,
1917. Author, The Fruit Grower's Guide, 1919. Comnr., U.S.
Dept. Agri. to Asia Minor, 1901; Cal. Comnr. to La. Purchase Exposition,
1904, to Lewis and Clark Exposition, 1905, to Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
Exposition in Asia Minor. 1912. Comnr., Panama Pacific International
exposition, 1915. First president, California Nurserymen, 1911;
president, 1910-11, Pacific Coast Association of Nurserymen.
George H., ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly,
1870. Career: assemblyman from Tuolumne county, 1857-58;
from S.F. county, 1869-71; state senator, 1858-60, 1875-79.
James, Jr., b. Aug. 23, 1869, S.F.; d. June 2, 1934, S.F.
Ex officio Regent as gov., 1931-34. Education: Trinity
Coll., S.F.; A.B.(hon.), St. Ignatius Coll., S.F. Career:
office boy, 1888, shipping firm; partner, 1900, shipping and comn.
business; fdr., 1903, Mission Bank; fdr., 1906, Mission Savings
Bank; mayor, 1912-30, S.F.; mem., 1928-31, James Rolph, Jr., Landis
and Ellis, gen. ins. Was trustee, S.F. Chamber of Commerce; pres.,
Merchants Exchange (3 years), Ship Owners Assn., Pacific coast.
Frederick William, b. Nov. 19, 1876, Sidney, O.; d. April
9, 1948, L.A. Appointed, vice Regent O'Melveny, 1940-48.
Education: B.S. 1897, A.B. 1899, Ntl. Normal U., Lebanon,
O.; A.B. 1902, A.M. 1905, Yale; Ph.D. 1910, U. Berlin; Docteur des
Lettres trés honorable 1923, Sorbonne, U. of Paris. Career:
prof., 1905-07, Ky. Normal Sch.; instr. (sociology and economics),
1911-12, Smith Coll.; prof. (economics and sociology), 1912-14,
U. So. Dak.; prof., 1914-19, Syracuse U.; prof. (economics and education),
1923-26, N.Y.U.; dir., Assoc. Forums, Ltd., L.A., after 1926; fdr.,
dir., The Roman Forum, 1935; mem., British Soc. of Authors; assoc.
mem., Inst. Intl. de Sociologie. Author: Die Deutschen Gewerblichen
und Kaufmannischen Fortbildungs-und-Fachschulen, 1910, The
Industrial and Commercial Schools of U.S. and Germany, 1914;
La Place de la Sociologie dans L'Education, 1923; The
New Education in Europe, 1923.
William Starke, b. Sept. 6, 1819, Delaware County, Ohio;
d. March 11, 1898. Appointed, vice Regent Davidson, 1884-1900;
resigned, 1885. Education: grad. 1842, U.S. Mil. Acad. Career:
brevetted 2d Lt. of engineers, 1842; served as 2d Lt. on fortification
of Hampton Roads, Va., 1843-47; asst. prof. (natural and experimental
philosophy, dept. engineering), U.S. Mil. Acad.; supt., repairs
at Ft. Adams, Mass.; in charge of various govt. surveys and improvements
1847-53; 1st lt., 1853, resigned comn., 1854; architect and civil
engineer, Cincinnati; president, 1856, Coal River Navigation Co.,
Kanawha county, Va.; organized Preston Coal Oil Co., manufacturers
of kerosene, 1857; col., 1861, 23d O. Volunteer Infantry, 1861;
brig. gen., U.S. Army, 1861; won Battle of Rich Mountain, 1861;
succeeded McClellan, 1861, as commanding gen., Dept. of O.; chief,
1861, of new dept. of western Va., 1861, expelled Confederates,
making formation of W. Va. possible; maj. general, U.S. Volunteers,
1862; succeeded Gen. John Pope in command of Miss. Army, involved
in successful engagements at Iuka and Corinth, 1862; commanded Army
of Cumberland; defeated at Chickamauga, 1863, relieved of command;
commanded Dept. of Mox, 1864; brevetted maj. general for services
at Murfreesboro, 1865; resigned from U.S. Army, 1865; U.S.. Minister
to Mexico, 1868, 1869; engaged in mining operations, Mexico, Cal.;
president, 1875, Safety Powder Co., L.A.; California Congressman,
1881-85; brig. general on retired list, U.S. Army, 1889; register
of the treasury, 1885-93.
Jacquelyn, b. Nov. 10, 1965, Berkeley, Calif. Appointed
Student Regent, 1987-88. Committees (1987-88): Educational
Policy, Hospital Governance, Grounds and Buildings. Education:
B.S., UC Davis.
John W., b. Oct. 18, 1921, San Francisco, Calif. Ex officio
Regent as Alumni Association President, 1980-81. Education:
B.S., 1942, UC Berkeley. Career: L.F. Rothchild, Unterberg
William M., b. Sept. 3, 1916, S.F. Appointed to fill
unexpired term of Regent Naffziger, 1961-68; reappointed before
term expired to succeed Regent Hagar, 1964-80. Education:
A.B. 1939, Yale. Career: business and govt. service; chmn.
of bd., Pacific Ntl. Life Assurance Co. Dir.: Matson Navigation
Co., Pacific Mountain Express Co., U.S. Leasing Corp., Mandrel Industries,
Atheneum Publishers. Former dir.: Crocker Citizens Ntl. Bank, Crown
Zellerbach Corp. Special representative for trade negotiations (Common
Market), 1963-. Trustee: Mills Coll., Fund for the Republic, Am.
Civil Liberties Union, S.F. Museum of Art. Former pres., dir., S.F.
Planning and Urban Renewal Assn.
Chester, b. Oct. 17, 1844, Woodsville, N.H.; d. May 23, 1912,
L.A. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Sloss, 1891-94;
reappointed, 1894-1910; reappointed, 1910-12. Education:
Lombard Coll., Ill.; Chicago Business Coll.; private medical study;
M.D. 1870, U. Pacific. Career: Union soldier in Civil War.
Physician, 1870-74, S.F., 1879-192, Fresno, Cal. Fdr., 1876, pres.
and largest stockholder, 1891, Fresno Republican. State senator
from Fresno. Inyo, Kern, Mono, Tulare counties, 1880-82; from Fresno,
Madera counties, 1899-1901; from Fresno county, 1903-05. Mem., State
Bd. of Health, 1880-1912; Presidential elector, 1884; delegate,
Rep. Ntl. Convention, 1900; elected mayor of Fresno, 1909.
Chester Harvey, b. Nov. 1, 1867, Bloomington, Ill.; d. April
12, 1948, Berkeley. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent
Dohrmann, 1914-20; reappointed, 1920-36; reappointed, 1936-52; resigned,
1948. Education: Ph.B. 1888, 1888-89, U.Mich; 1892-94, U.
Halle; U. Berlin; U. Paris; U. Rome. Honorary degrees: Coll. Pacific,
1927; U. Mich., 1928; U. So. Cal. 1928. Career: clerk, 1889-91,
comm. on elections, U.S. House of Representatives; teacher, 1891-97,
Kan., Wis., Cal.; instr. (German), 1897-98, U. Ill.; editor, publisher,
1898-1920, Fresno Republican; pres., gen. mgr., 1912-20,
Fresno Republican Publishing Co.; lect. (journalism), 1911, UCB;
lect. (political science), 1927-34, Stanford; organizer, pres.,
1907-11, Lincoln-Roosevelt Rep. League; chmn., Social Ins. Comn.;
dir., Cal. Development Bd.; editor, 1932-39, San Francisco Chronicle;
trustee, 1932-39, World Peace Fdn.; pres., 1927-39, Cal. League
of Nations Assn. Mem.; Rep. State Comm., 1906-11; Progressives Ntl.
Comm., 1912-16; Rep. Ntl. Campaign Comm., 1916; bd. state comnrs.,
Panama Pacific Exposition, 1913-15; Cal. State Council Defense,
1917-18; U.S. Shipping Bd., 1920-21; Cal. Railroad Comn., 1921-23;
Inst. of Pacific Relations Conferences, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1931,
1936; Ntl. Crime Comn., 1926-30; Cal. Tax Comn., 1927; Cal. Constitutional
Comn., 1929-31; Ntl. Rep. Program Comm., 1938, 1939; Presidential
emergency bds. on railroad strikes, 1928, 1931; Am. Youth Comn.
after 1935. Received Theodore Roosevelt Medal "for distinguished
public service as a private citizen," 1940. Engaged in travel, lecturing,
writer after 1923. Nephew of Regent Chester Rowell.
Benjamin Franklin, b. Oct. 12, 1852, Sacramento, Cal.; d.
Sept. 8, 1940. Ex officio Regent as president, State Agri.
Soc., 1904-07. Education: Oakland Military Academy, Heald's
Business College, S.F. Career: entered cattle and sheep business,
1857, Solano county; managed Solano County Republican; sheriff,
1895-99, Solano county; director, Solano County Bank. California
senator from Napa, Solano counties, 1905-21, 1923-27. Retired, 1929.
Richard, b. Sept. 7, 1956, Santa Barbara, Calif. Ex officio
Regent as Alumni Association President, 1996-97. Committees
(1996-97): Educational Policy, Audit, Investments. Education:
A.B. Political Science, 1978, UC Berkeley; J.D., Boston University.
Career: atty., Overlander, Lewis & Russell
Caius Tacitus, b. June 30, 1826, Howard county, Miss.; d.
Dec. 5, 1897, San Jose, Cal. Ex officio Regent as speaker
of the assembly, 1868-69. Career: came to Cal., 1849; appointed
mil. gov. of territory, clerk of Court at First Instance, S.F.;
began San Jose law practice, 1849; private secretary to governor
Burnett, 1850; resumed law practice; promoted, became director,
first railroad in state--from San Jose to S.F.; active in building
wagon road across mountains to Santa Cruz; assemblyman from Santa
Clara county, 1855, 1867-69; chairman, Democratic State Convention,
1876; vice-president, National Democratic Convention, 1888. Was
trustee, San Jose Normal Sch. Founder Santa Clara Agri. Soc. Mem.
(three times vice-pres.), Cal. Soc. of Pioneers.