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Daggett, John, b. May 9, 1832, N.Y.; d. Aug. 30, 1919, Black Bear, Cal. Ex officio Regent as lt. governor, 1883-87. Career: came to Cal., 1852 mined in Cal., Nev.; owned Black Bear mine; assemblyman from Del Norte county, 1859-61; from Modoc, Siskiyou counties, 1881-83; supt., S.F. Mint, 1893-97; member, S.F. Stock and Exchange Board, 1895. Retired to Black Bear, 1897.

Darnell, Diana K., b. October 22, 1959, East Lansing, Mich. Appointed Student Regent, 1991-1992. Committees: Select a Student Regent, 1991-1992; Educational Policy, 1991-1992; Hospital Governance, 1991-1992; Consider Selection of a President (Peltason), 1991-1992. Education: B.S. Zoology, 1980, Colorado State University; M.S. Physiology, 1985, Colorado State University. Career: First Student Regent from the San Francisco Campus.

Davidson, George, b. May 9, 1825, Nottingham, England; d. Dec. 1, 1911, S.F. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Felton, 1877-84. Education: A.B. 1845, A.M., Girard Coll.; Ph.D. 1876, Santa Clara Coll.; LL.D. (hon.) 1910, UCB. Career: came to U.S., 1832; observer, computer, 1842, Girard Coll. Obs.; secty. to supt., U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1845-46; mem., U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1845-95; geographic and astronomic work in eastern states, 1845-50; coast survey work, 1850-95; in charge, 1868-95, Pacific Coast Survey. Hon. prof. (geodesy, astronomy), 1870-98; hon. prof. (geodesy, astronomy), prof. (geography), 1898-1905; prof.-emeritus, 1905, UCB. Mem., U.S. Irrigation Comn., 1873-74, U.S. Advisory Bd. of Harbor Improvement, 1873-76, S.F. leader, Transit Venus Expedition to Japan, 1874, to New Mexico, 1882. Mem., Miss. River Comn., 1888-90.

Davies, John G., b. June 28, 1934, San Diego, Cal. Appointed as a Regent by Governor Wilson, 1992-2004. Committee memberships (2000-01): As immediate past Chairman, serves as ex-officio member of all Regents' committees. Education: Mr. Davies graduated from the University of Southern California and Boalt Hall School of Law. Career: John G. Davies serves as of counsel in the law firm of Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallory in San Diego. He served as Judicial Appointments Secretary for Governor Pete Wilson from 1995 to 1999. He previously was a partner in the law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius. While Wilson was a U.S. Senator, Mr. Davies held the position as chairman of Wilson's federal Judicial Qualifications Committee from 1983 to 1990 and performed the same service for Senator John Seymour in 1991-92. He has served as member and chairman of the San Diego Planning Commission, and as director and president of the Centre City Development Corporation in San Diego.

Davis, Gray, b. December 26, 1942, Bronx, New York. Ex officio Regent as lieutenant governor, 1995-98; ex officio Regent as governor, 1999-2003. Education: A.B. 1964, Stanford University; LL.B., 1967, Columbia University Law School. Career: 1967 law clerk, Beekman & Bogue, New York City; 1967-69, U.S. army, captain 1968-69; 1974-81, chief of staff to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.; 1983-87, California state assemblyman, 43rd assembly district; 1987-95, California state controller; 1995-99, California lieutenant governor; 1999-2003, California governor.

Davis, Horace, ex officio Regent as Pres. of the University, 1888-90 (see Administration, Presidents).

Davis, Tracy M. Appointed in September 2000 by The Regents to serve as the student Regent for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2001. From September 2000 until July 1, she served as a non-voting Regent-designate. Advisory member to Committees (2000-01): Educational Policy, Grounds and Buildings, Investments. Education: Tracy M. Davis is a doctoral student in higher education and organizational change at UCLA. Ms. Davis received her B.A. degree in anthropology in 1995 and M.A. degree in education in 2000, both from UCLA. Career: From 1997 until her appointment as Regent-designate, she worked as both an outreach and admissions officer and coordinator of student programs in UCLA's Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools Office. From 1995 through 1997, Ms. Davis worked for the Cable News Network in New York and Washington, D.C. within the network's investigative-documentary unit. As an undergraduate and graduate student at UCLA, Ms. Davis has participated in numerous student government, alumni, and civic activities. In 1995, Ms. Davis was awarded the UCLA Chancellor's Service Award.

Davis, William Thomas, b. April 1, 1908, Salt Lake City, Utah. d. Feb. 1974. Ex officio Regent as pres., Alumni Assn. of UC, 1964-65. Education: A.B. 1931, UCLA; LL.B. 1934, UCB. Career: atty., 1934-38; with Newlin and Ashburn, 1938-39; partner, 1939-41, Davis and Davis; pres., Aircraft Inc., Air Parts Co., Lorraine Inc., 1941-48; pres., 1948-50, Ntl. Screw and Manufacturing Co.; partner, 1950-, Davis and Davis; pres., 1959-, Blue Goose Growers. Pres., UCLA Alumni Assn., 1963-65.

del Junco, Tirso, b. April 20, 1925, Havana, Cuba. Appointed by Governor Deukmejian, 1985-97. Committees: Audit, 1997; Finance, 1997; Grounds and Buildings, 1997; Educational Policy, 1997. Chairman of the Board, 1996-1997. Education: M.D. Medicine, 1949, University of Havana. Medicine, 1955, University of Pennsylvania. Career: Medical Doctor; founder, former chairman of the board, Los Angeles National Bank; U.S. Postal Commission.

Delmas, Delphin Michael, b. April 14, 1844, France; d. Aug. 1, 1928, Santa Monica, Cal. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Rosecrans, 1885-1900; resigned , 1892. Education: A.B. 1862, A.M. 1863, Ph.D. 1903, Santa Clara Coll.; LL.B. 1865, Yale. Career: admitted to Cal. bar, 1866; San Jose law practice, 1866-83; moved practice to S.F., later New York, still later L.A.

Denicke, Ernst August, b. July 13, 1840, Hanover, Germany; d. Feb. 9, 1909, Geneva, Switzerland. Ex officio Regent as pres., Mechanics Inst. of S.F., 1896-1900. Career: officer, Union Army, 1861-65; customs inspector, S.F., 1867; large shareholder in Fredericksburg Brewery, San Jose, 1880-90. Served as pres., Central Trust Co., S.F. and dir., several other banks. Retired, 1890.

Deukmejian, C. George, b. June 6, 1928, Menands, NY. Ex officio Regent as Governor 1983-91. Committees (1990-1991): Hospital Governance, Finance, Audit, Investments. President of the Board, 1983-1991. Education: B.A. Sociology, 1949, Siena College; J.D. Law, 1952, St. John's University. State Assemblyman from Long Beach, 1962-22; State Senator, 1967-77; Attorney General, 1979-82.

Dexter, Walter F., b. Nov. 21, 1886, Chicago, Ill.; d. Oct. 21, 1945, Sacramento. Ex officio Regent as state supt. of public instruction, 1937-45. Education: grad. 1916, Penn. Coll.; M.A., Columbia; Ed.D., Harvard. Career: teacher, Earlham Coll., 1921-23; pres., Whittier Coll., 1923-30; exec. secty. to gov. of Cal., 1930-37.

Dickson, Edward Augustus, b. Aug. 29, 1879, Sheboygan, Wis.; d. Feb. 22, 1956. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Beale, 1913-26; reappointed , 1926-42, 1942-56. Education: B.L. 1901, UCB; LL.D. (hon.), Moravian Coll. Career: teacher in Japan, 1901-02; Washington corresp., 1910-12; editor and owner, L.A. Evening Express, 1912-31; comnr., L.A. Dept. Water and Power; pres., Western Fed. Savings and Loan Assn.; mem. of bd., Biltmore Hotel Co.; mem., Rep. State Central Comm. of Cal., vice-pres., Cal. Direct Legislative League; chmn., L.A. Centennial Comn.; mem., bd. of dirs., Olympic Games Assn. Chmn., Bd. of Regents, 1948-56.

Doh, Jenny J., b. January 31, 1967, Seoul, Korea. Appointed Student Regent, 1990-91. Committees (1990-91): Hostpital Governance, Grounds and Buildings, Educational Policy. Education: B.A. Political Science, UC Irvine. Career: First Student Regent from the Irvine campus; first Asian Student Regent; Summer Intern, ACLU, 1989.

Dohrmann, Frederick W., b. Nov. 17, 1843, Schleswig-Holstein; d. July 18, 1914, S.F. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Houghton, 1903-04; reappointed, 1904-14. Career: came to U.S.,1858; came to S.F., 1862. An organizer, pres., Emporium Co., 1897; an organizer, vice-pres., dir., S.F. Hotel Co., partner Nathan-Dohrmann Co., S.F. A fdr., S.F. Charter Assn. of 1897. Became mem., 1909, pres., 1910, S.F. Park Comn. Delegate of Panama-Pacific Exposition to Berlin, 1912. Mem., German-Am. auxiliary of the exposition. Active in Red Cross Soc., German Benevolent Soc., German Altenheim. Mem., comn. on indorsement of charitable instns., Assn. for Prevention of Tuberculosis, German House Assn., S.F. Advisory Council of the Japan Soc. of N.Y., Intl. Peace Forum. Fndr. and charter mem., Merchants' Assn. of S.F.

Doyle, John Thomas, b. Nov. 26, 1819, N.Y.; d. Dec. 23, 1906, Menlo Park, Cal. Appointed Regent, 1868-72. Education: A.B. 1838, A.M. 1840, LL.D. (hon.) 1889, Georgetown U. Career: admitted to N.Y. bar, 1842; N.Y. law practice, 1842-51; gen. agent of Am. Atlantic and Pacific Ship Canal Co.'s enterprise of cutting ship canal across Nicaragua, 1851-53; S.F. law practice, 1853-88. In 1876 recovered $904,000 interest on moneys held by Mexican govt. for Catholic Church of Cal. in first case of intl. arbitration brought before the Arbitration Tribunal of the Hague. Retired, 1890; Shakespearean scholar; wrote history of the "Pious Fund" of Cal.

Dutton, Frederick G., b. June 16, 1923, Julesburg, Colo. Appointed, vice Regent Steinhart, 1962-68. Education: A.B. 1946, UCB; LL.B. 1948, Stanford Law Sch. Career: atty. Asst. counsel, So. Counties Gas Co., 1952-56; chief assistant attorney general of California, 1957-58; executive secretary to Gov. Brown, 1959-60; secty. of cabinet, special asst. to Pres. Kennedy for intergovernmental and interdepartmental relations, 1961-62; Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, 1962-64; law practice, California, Washington, D.C., 1964-.

Dwinelle, John Whipple, b. Sept. 7, 1816, Cazenovia, N.Y.; d. 1881, Port Costa, Cal. Appointed Regent, 1868-74. Education: grad. 1834, Hamilton College; LL.D. 1873, Hamilton Coll. Career: editor, New York Daily Gazette, Daily Buffalonian, Rochester Daily Advertiser, 1834-37; admitted to bar, 1837; city atty., 1844-45, master of chancery and injunctions master, 1845-49, Rochester, N.Y.; sailed to California, 1849; city counsel of S.F., 1850-53; S.F. law practice, 1853 and for many years thereafter; elected mayor of Oakland, 1864; elected assemblyman from Alameda county in 1867 for the purpose of introducing an act creating UC.

Dymally, Mervyn, b. May 12, 1926, Trinidad, W. Indies. Ex officio Regent as Lt. Governor, 1975-78. Education: B.A. Education, 1954, California State University, Los Angeles; M.A. Political Science, 1970, Sacramento State University. Career: Assemblyman from Los Angeles, 1962-66; State Senator, 1966-74; U.S. Department of State Goodwill Ambassador in 1964.

Dynes, Robert C. Ex officio Regent and President of the University, effective October 2, 2003; B.Sc., University of Western Ontario; M.Sc.. and Ph.D., McMaster University; Chancellor, University of California, San Diego, 1996-2003.



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