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Farrell, John B., b. September 24, 1922, Raton, New Mex. Ex officio Regent as Alumni Association President, 1985-86. Education B.A. Economics, 1949, UC Los Angeles; M.B.A. Accounting, 1950, UC Los Angeles. Career: accountant, administrator with Price Waterhouse, 1950-83; visiting professor at UCLA Graduate School of Management in the 1980s.

Farrer, William C., b. April 7, 1922, Cleveland, Ohio. Ex officio Regent as Alumni Association President, 1970-71. Education: A.B. Political Science, 1943, UC Los Angeles; L.L.B. Law, 1949, Duke University. Career: Law practice in Los Angeles.

Felton, John Brooks, b. 1828, Mass.; d. May 12, 1877, Oakland. Elected Honorary Regent, 1868-77. Education: 1847, Harvard U. Career: Greek tutor, 1947; admitted to bar in east; became partner, S.F. law practice, 1854.

Fenston, Earl Joseph, b. Mar. 31, 1895, Mt. Jewett, Penn.; d. Jan. 31, 1958, Fresno, Cal. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Ehrman, 1948-58. Education: A.B. 1915, UCB; 1916, Harvard U. Law School; 1919, U. de Caen, France. Career: admitted to Cal. bar, 1917; S.F. law practice, 1920-; publisher, 1953-, Hanford Sentinel and Journal; owner, Radio Station KNGS, 1953-; purchased Santa Maria Times, 1956.

Field, Charles D., b. August 2, 1936, San Francisco, Calif. Ex officio Regent as Alumni Association Vice President, 1976-77. Education: B.A. Sociology, 1958, UC Riverside; L.L.B. Law, 1963, UC Los Angeles. Career: lawyer; Riverside County Superior Court Judge.

Finch, Robert, b. Oct. 9, 1925, Tempe, Ariz. Ex officio Regent as lt. gov., 1967-. Education: A.B. 1947, Occidental Coll.; LL.B. 1951, Univ. of Southern California. Career: U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-45; Korean War, 1951-52; partner, Finch, Bell, Duitsman and Margulis law firm, 1952-; pres., Palos Verdes Fed. Savings & Loan, 1958-59; chm., Bd. of Marina Fed. Savings & Loan, 1958-59; admin. asst. to vice-pres. of U.S., 1959-60; trustee and counsel, Palos Verdes Coll., 1953-58; mem., Advisory Bd., Marymount Coll., 1960-63; Bd. of Trustees, Occidental Coll.; Advisory Comm., CORO Fdn.; Los Angeles County District Atty.'s Advisory Comm.; Legion Lex; Town Hall; Commonwealth Club.

Finigan, P.A., ex officio Regent as pres., State Agri. Soc., 1883-84.

Fisher, Ralph Talcott, b. Sept. 26, 1877, Oakland, Cal.; d. Aug. 7, 1948, Oakland, Cal.; Ex officio Regent as pres., Cal. Alumni Assn., 1936-38. Education: A.B. 1901, A.M. 1903, LL.D. (hon.) 1942, UCB. Career: asst. treas., cashier, 1903-17, Union Oil Co.; chief of div., asst. dir., Rehabilitation Div., Federal Bd. for Vocational Education, 1918-21, Washington, D.C.; dir., 1921-22, Cal. State Dept. of Instns.; vice-pres., 1922-24, Am. Trust Col, S.F., vice-pres., 1924-, Am. Trust Co., Oakland, pres., Oakland Civil Service Bd., 1915-18, Bd. of Port Comrs., 1928-39; mem., Cal. State Comn. on Pensions, 1927-28; chmn., Gov.'s Old Age Pension Comn., 1943; mem., State Bd. of Educaiton, 1943-48; pres., Cal. War Chest, Inc., 1943-48; mem., State Council on Educational Planning and Coordination, 1940-41; mem., dir., 1933-35, ntl. vice-pres., 1935-36, Ntl. Assn. of Credit Men. Mem., Pacific School of Religion, Intl. House (Berkeley); Bd. of govs., Alameda County Community Fdn.; pres., Cal. Alumni Assn., 1935-38. Dir.: Alameda County Tuberculosis and Health Assn., Oakland. Pres., Oakland Community Chest, 1940-42, National War Fund, 1945-46.

Fisk, Arthur Gilman, b. 1867, Baltimore, Md.; d. April 21, 1937, L.A. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1903-04.

Fitts, Buron Rogers, b. March 22, 1895, Belcherville, Texas. Ex officio Regent as lt. gov., 1926-28. Education: LL.B. 1916, U.S.C. Coll. of Law. Career: served in U.S. Army, 1917-19; deputy dist. atty., 1920-23; chief trial deputy dist. atty., 1923-24; chief deputy dist. atty., 1924-26, L.A. county. Resigned as lt. gov., 1928. Dist. atty., 1928-40, L.A. county. Major, 1942, U.S. Air Corps; chief, intelligence, Pacific Overseas Air Technical Services Command, 1945-.

Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn, b. Aug. 24, 1829, No. Carolina; d. Aug. 5, 1911, Nashville, Tenn. Ex officio Regent as state of supt. of public instruction, 1868-71. Education: Oak Grove Acad., No. Carolina. Career: journalist for Lynchburg Republican; school teacher and corresp. for Richmond Examiner Ordained as Methodist minister in Ala., served as minister in S.F., Sonora, Santa Rosa, and San Jose, Cal. Prof., Pacifica Methodist Coll., San Jose. State supt. of public instruction, 1867-71. Editor, California Teacher, 1872-74; became editor of Christian Advocate, 1878.

Fleishhacker, Mortimer, b. Aug. 22, 1866, S.F.; d. July 13, 1953, S.F. Appointed, vice Regent Hellman, 1918-34; reappointed, 1934-50. Education: public schools. Career: partner. general manager, A. Fleishhacker and Co., 1890. Became president: Truckee River General Electric Co., 1899, American River Electric Co., 1901; City Electric Co., 1905; Central Cal. Traction Co., 1906; Great Western Power Co., 1908; Anglo-Cal. Bank, 1917. Was also pres., Fleishhacker Paper Co.; chmn., Cal. Ntl. Bank; founder, chairman of board, Great Western Electro-Chemical Co.; 1st vice-pres., Anglo-London and Paris Bank, S.F. Federal labor mediator; chairman, S.F. Draft Exemption Bd. during World War II; secty., Cal. State Council of Defense during World War II.

Flinn, David, b. November 1, 1938, San Francisco, Calif. Ex officio Regent as Alumni Association President, 1994-95. Committees (1994-1995): Audit, Investments, Educational Policy, Grounds and Buildings. Education: B.S. Accounting, 1960, UC Berkeley, L.L.B. 1963, Boalt Hall School of Law. Career: partner, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Flinn; Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge.

Fong, Justin. Appointed by The Regents as student Regent to serve a one-year term beginning July 1, 2000. Committee memberships (2000-01): Educational Policy, Finance, Grounds and Buildings. Education: Justin Fong is a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles pursuing a Master of Public Policy at the UCLA School of Public Policy and Research. Mr. Fong received his B.A. in Environmental Sciences from the UC Berkeley. Career: Mr. Fong has participated in numerous campus and community activities in both Northern and Southern California, including serving as a board member and co-founder of Bridges, an information network and multicultural service provider for youth; serving as a member of the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Task Force at UC Berkeley, an advisory board to UC Berkeley administrators on issues of student services, campus diversity and student leadership; and serving as a volunteer teacher at the Oakland Street Academy, an alternative high school for at-risk youth.

Foote, Henry S., d. March 28, 1905, Washington, D.C. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Delmas, 1892-1900. Career: son of former governor of Miss. Served in Confederate army during Civil War; served as comnr. of Cal. Supreme Court; U.S. attorney, under Pres. Cleveland; was judge of citizenship court in Indian territory.

Forbes, William E. b. May 30, 1906, Anoka, Nebr.; d. Aug. 14, 1999. Ex officio Regent as pres., Alumni Assn. of UC, 1960-61. Appointed, vice Regent Hansen, 1962. Education: A.B. 1928, UCLA. Career: exec., 1937-44, Columbia Broadcasting System N.Y.C.; exec., 1944-51, Young and Rubicam, N.Y.C.; pres., gen. mgr., 1951-62, president, 1962-, So. California Music Co. Pres., UCLA Alumni Association, 1959-61.

Foster, Arthur William, b. April 24, 1850, Ireland; d. Oct. 15, 1930, San Rafael, Cal. Education: LL.D. (hon.) 1929, UCB. Appointed, vice Regent Foote, 1900-16; reappointed, 1916. Career: came to S.F., 1875; entered mining brokerage firm; later became pres., N.W. Pacific Railway. Was president and owner, Marin County Water Works. Was Director: Anglo-London and Paris National Bank, Market Street Railway. Treasurer, Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1915. Received LL.D. (hon.) 1929, UCB. Chairman, Board of Regents, 1922-26.

Friedlander, Isaac, b. 1833, Oldenburg, Germany; d. July 11, 1878. Elected Honorary Regent, 1868; resigned, 1869. Career: came to Cal., 1849; mined; began speculating in grain, 1852; extensive land holdings in San Joaquin valley, shipping interests.


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