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Naffziger, Howard C., b. May 6, 1884, Nevada City, Cal.; d. March 21, 1961. Appointed, vice Regent Ehrman, 1952-61. Education: B.S. 1907, M.S. 1908, UCB; M.D. 1909, UCSF. Career: neurological surgeon; intern 1909-10; resident physician, June-Sept., 1911; assistant resident physician, 1911-12; teacher, 1912-50, UC Hospital, S.F. Professor, 1950-52; prof. emeritus, 1952-61, UCSF. Began S.F. practice, 1913. Was president: American Surgery Association (1953-54), S.F. Medical Soc., S.F. County Neurological Soc.

Nakashima, S. Stephen, b. Jan 29, 1922, Fresno, Calif. Appointed by Governor Deukmejian, 1989-92; appointed by Governor Wilson, 1992-2001. Committees: Audit, 1999-2000; Educational Policy, 1999-2001; Investments, 2000-01; Vice Chairman of the Board, 1990-91. Education: B.S. Accounting, 1948, UC Berkeley; J.D., 1951, Boalt Hall School of Law. Career: Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968 and 1984; appointed to State Board of Medical Examiners, 1969.

Nash, G. Norris, Jr., b. March 22, 1900, S.F.; d. March 18, 1979. Ex officio Regent as pres., Alumni Assn. of UC, 1963-64. Education: A.B. 1921, UCB. Career: with Mills Estate, Inc., 1921-38; mgr., 1939-42, East Bay Iceland; dir., 1942-46, Richmond shipyards; dir. of sales promotion, 1946-49, Kaiser-Frazer, Willow Run, Mich.; dir., customer relations, 1949-54, Kaiser Services; vice-pres., 1955-, Henry J. Kaiser Co.; vice-pres., 1956-, Kaiser Industries Corp. Regional vice-pres., Ntl. Municipal League. Served as pres.: Oakland Renewal Fdn., Children's Hosp. of East Bay, Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Alumni Assn. of UC, 1962-64.

Neff, Jacob Hart, b. Oct. 13, 1830, Strausberg, Penn.; d. March 26, 1909, S.F. Ex officio Regent as lt. gov., 1899-1903. Career: came to Cal., 1850; apprenticed to blacksmith; mined until 1863, El Dorado county; sheriff, 1867-69, Illinois Town; state senator, 1871-75; Dutch Flat merchant, 1872-88; mem. of comn. to report on Cal. and Ore. railroads, 1876; mem., state prison bd., 1879-83, 1891-97. Pres., Cal. Miners' Assn., 1892-98; pres. of three Rep. State Conventions.

Neuman, David A., Appointed Student Regent, 1981-82. Education: B.A. Communications, UC Los Angeles. Career: Became youngest White House Fellow, 1983.

Newkirk, Martha, b. Framingham, Mass. Ex officio Regent as Alumni Association President, 1990-91. Committees (1990-91): Hospital Governance, Grounds and Buildings, Educational Policy. Education: Farmingham, Massachusetts School of Nursing, 1959; B.A. Social Ecology, 1972, UC Irvine; M.A. Social Ecology, 1976, UC Irvine; Ph.D. Social Ecology, 1981, UC Irvine. Career: Registered Nurse; Co-director, CSP, Inc, a community service program in Orange County; owner, Newkirk Enterprises.

Neylan, John Francis, b. Nov. 6, 1885, N.Y.C.; d. Aug. 19, 1960, S.F. Appointed, vice Regent Hayes, 1928-44; reappointed, 1944-60; resigned, 1955. Education: 1899-1903, Seton Hall Coll., N.J.; LL.D. (hon.) 1936, Oglethorpe; LL.D. (hon.) 1937, Seton Hall Coll. Career: newspaperman, old morning Call, San Francisco Bulletin; chmn., Cal. State Bd. of Control, 1911-17; admitted to Cal. bar, 1916; S.F. law practice, 1917-60. Pres., Los Flores Land and Oil Co. Trustee, Seton Hall Coll. Dir., S.F. Opera Assn.

Nigg, Cyril Cecil, b. March 12, 1905, Mankato, Minn.; d. March 25, 1999. Ex officio Regent as pres., Alumni Assn. of UC, 1956-57. Education: A.B. 1927, UCLA. Career: 1927-29, U.S. Gypsum Co., Oakland; salesman, sales mgr., 1929-45, Kellogg Sales Co.; gen. mgr., pres., chmn. of bd., 1945-, Bell Brand Foods, Ltd., L.A. Chmn. of bd., Tom Sawyer Foods, Inc. Dir.: Cal. Consumers Corp., Food Employers Council, Inc., Bee Industries, Inc., Beneficial Standard Life Ins. Co. Trustee: Catholic Welfare Bureau. Dir.: Archbishop's Fund for Charity; United Way, Inc.; Welfare Planning Council. Knight Commander, Order of St. Gregory the Great. Recipient, Alumnus of Year Award, 1957, UCLA.

Nimitz, Fleet Adm. Chester William, b. Feb. 24, 1885, Fredericksburg, Tex.; d. Feb. 21, 1966, Yerba Buena, Cal. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Roman, 1948-56. Education: B.S. 1905, U.S. Naval Acad.; grad. 1923, Naval War Coll.; LL.D. (hon.) 1943, UCB; LL.D. (hon.) 1947, Columbia. Career: commissioned ensign, U.S. Navy, 1907; chief of staff, commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet, 1918; exec. officer, USS So. Carolina, 1919; attached to UC Naval Reserve Unit, 1926-29; commanded USS Augusta, 1933-35; asst. chief, Bureau of Navigation, Navy Dept., 1935-38; rear adm., 1938; commander, Battleship Div. 1, Battle Force, 1938-39; chief, Bureau of Navigation, Navy Dept., 1939-41; commander-in-chief, Pacific Fleet, 1941-45; fleet adm., 1944; Chief of Naval Operations, 1945-47; special asst. to U.S. Secretary of Navy after 1947. Was chmn., Presidential Comn. on Internal Security and Individual Rights.

Noyce, Robert, b. Dec. 12, 1927, Burlington, Iowa. Appointed by Governor Jerry Brown, 1982-88. Committees: Investments, 1987-88; Educational Policy, 1988; Vice Chairman, Oversight of the Dept. of Energy, 1988; Vice Chairman of the Board, 1985-86. Education: B.A. Mathematics, 1949, Grinnell College; B.A. Physics, 1949, Grinnell College; Ph.D. Physical Electronics, 1953, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Career: co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor, 1957; Co-founder, Intel Corp., 1968; holder of 16 U.S. patents on semiconductor methods, integrated circuit technology.

Núñez, Fabian. Speaker of the Assembly and ex officio Regent, effective February 9, 2004 - present; Assemblymember from the 46th district since 2002; B.A. degree in political science from Pitzer College.

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