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2008 Report: Board of Overseers

Ensuring that the Hoover Institution follows the path set forth by its founder, Herbert Hoover, and reaffirmed by its mission statement, the Board of Overseers acts as an advisory body to and a support group for the Institution’s senior administration. Members who have served on the board since the last report are listed here.

Chairman
Peter B. Bedford
Napa, California

Vice Chairman
David T. Traitel
San Francisco, California

Marc L. Abramowitz
Ross, California

Frederick L. Allen
San Marino, California

Esmail Amid-Hozour
Woodside, California

Jack R. Anderson
Carefree, Arizona

Martin Anderson
Palo Alto, California

Javier Arango
Los Angeles, California


Christopher Buckley
Christopher Buckley speaks at the July 2005 annual Dinner on the Quad

George L. Argyros
Costa Mesa, California

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
Palo Alto, California

Donald R. Beall
Corona del Mar, California

Stephen D. Bechtel Jr.
San Francisco, California

Peter S. Bing
Los Angeles, California

Joanne Whittier Blokker
Palo Alto, California

William K. Blount
Portland, Oregon

James J. Bochnowski
Atherton, California

Wendy H. Borcherdt
Los Angeles, California

William K. Bowes
Menlo Park, California

Brigitte M. Bren
Newport Beach, California

James F. Buckley Jr.
San Francisco, California

Bartlett Burnap
Palm Beach, Florida

Dan Burns
Carson City, Nevada

C. Preston Butcher
Menlo Park, California

Richard Call
Pasadena, California

Harry A. Collins
Rancho Santa Fe, California

James E. Conley Jr.
Tucson, Arizona

William F. Cronk
Lafayette, California

Joan L. Danforth
San Francisco, California

Arthur F. Dauer*

Paul L. Davies Jr.
Lafayette, California

Paul Lewis Davies III
Menlo Park, California

Shelby M. C. Davis
Jackson, Wyoming

John B. DeNault
Boulder Creek, California

Kenneth T. Derr
San Francisco, California

Jim H. Derryberry
Osprey, Florida

Dixon R. Doll
San Francisco, California

Susanne Fitger Donnelly
Los Angeles, California

Joseph W. Donner
New York, New York

William H. Draper III
San Francisco, California

Herbert M. Dwight
Healdsburg, California

William C. Edwards
Atherton, California

Leonard W. Ely
Palo Alto, California

Charles M. Ewell
La Jolla, California

Robert A. Ferris
Atherton, California

Saul A. Fox
San Mateo County, California

Clayton W. Frye Jr.
New York, New York

Elizabeth L. Funk
San Francisco, California

Stephen B. Gaddis
Atherton, California

James G. Gidwitz
Chicago, Illinois

Samuel L. Ginn
Hillsborough, California

Eugene Grisanti
Darien, Connecticut

Cynthia Fry Gunn
Palo Alto, California

F. Philip Handy
Winter Park, Florida

Everett J. Hauck
Lake Forest, Illinois

W. Kurt Hauser
San Francisco, California

Thomas J. Healey
New York, New York

Jeffrey O. Henley
Santa Barbara, California

John L. Hennessy**
Stanford, California

Warner W. Henry
Pasadena, California

Robert J. Herbold
Bellevue, Washington

Heather R. Higgins
New York, New York

Robert W. Hockey
Menlo Park, California

Kenneth H. Hofmann
Concord, California

Ralph W. Hooper
Wayne, Pennsylvania

Herbert Hoover III
San Marino, California

Margaret Hoover
New York, New York

Preston B. Hotchkis
Santa Barbara, California

William J. Hume
San Francisco, California

Walter E. Hussman Jr.
Little Rock, Arkansas

William P. Jaeger
Bellevue, Idaho

George B. James II
San Francisco, California

Gail A. Jaquish
Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Charles B. Johnson

Franklin P. Johnson Jr.
Palo Alto, California

Mark Chapin Johnson
Anaheim Hills, California

David McCullough
In his July 2006 keynote address at the Dinner on the Quad, noted historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough speaks on his best-selling book 1776

Tom Jordan
Healdsburg, California

Steve Kahng
Los Altos Hills, California

Mary Myers Kauppila
Boston, Massachusetts

Charles J. Keenan III
Palo Alto, California

David B. Kennedy
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Donald P. Kennedy
Santa Ana, California

Raymond V. Knowles Jr.
La Jolla, California

A. Carl Kotchian
Palo Alto, California

Henry N. Kuechler III
Menlo Park, California

Sandra Kurtzig
Atherton, California

Peyton M. Lake
Tyler, Texas

L. W. Lane Jr.
Portola Valley, California

Melvin Lane*

Allen J. Lauer
Portola Valley, California

Bill Laughlin
Atherton, California

Howard H. Leach
San Francisco, California

Janice Ogden Lindus*

Jacques M. Littlefield
Portola Valley, California

Walter Loewenstern Jr.
Beaver Creek, Colorado

William J. Lowenberg
San Francisco, California

Donald L. Lucas
Pebble Beach, California

John W. Madigan
Winnetka, Illinois

Richard Mallery
Phoenix, Arizona

Robert H. Malott
Chicago, Illinois

Haig G. Mardikian
San Francisco, California

Shirley Cox Matteson
Menlo Park, California

Angus W. McBain
Los Angeles, California

George E. McCown
Woodside, California

Bowen H. McCoy
Los Angeles, California

Burton J. McMurtry**
Palo Alto, California

James G. McMurtry III
Tarrytown, New York

Roger S. Mertz
Hillsborough, California

Harold M. Messmer Jr.
Woodside, California

Janet Busse Meyer
(Mrs. Jeffery Meyer)
Hillsborough, California

Jeremiah Milbank*

Jeremiah Milbank III
New York, New York

Carol Milgard*

Mary V. Mochary
Marshall, Virginia

Ambrose K. Monell
Palm Beach, Florida

Nancy Barry Munger
Los Angeles, California

Pauline Crowe Naftzger
Beverly Hills, California

John R. Norton III
Paradise Valley, Arizona

Robert J. Oster
Atherton, California

Jack S. Parker
Carefree, Arizona

Joel C. Peterson
Salt Lake City, Utah

James E. Piereson
New York, New York

Billie K. Pirnie
Montgomery, Alabama

Ambassador John Price
Salt Lake City, Utah

Robert J. Rishwain
Stockton, California

Kathleen “Cab” Rogers
Oakland, California

David M. Rubenstein
Washington, District of Columbia

James N. Russell
Northfield, Illinois

Richard M. Scaife
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Roderick W. Shepard
Atherton, California

Thomas M. Siebel
Palo Alto, California

William E. Simon Jr.
Los Angeles, California

Caroline Singleton*

Charles R. Sitter
Dallas, Texas

Boyd C. Smith
Palo Alto, California

George L. Smith Jr., M.D.
Santa Rosa, California

William D. Smythe*

John R. Stahr
Corona del Mar, California

Alan G. Stanford

Thomas F. Stephenson
Atherton, California

Frederick P. Stratton Jr.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Robert D. Stuart Jr.
Lake Forest, Illinois

Robert J. Swain
Tulsa, Oklahoma

W. Clarke Swanson
Oakville, California

John E. Swearingen*

Author Michael Beschloss speaks at the July 2007 Board of Overseers Dinner on the Quad
Michael Beschloss addresses the Board of Overseers and their guests at the July 2007 Dinner on the Quad. Beschloss focuses his remarks on presidential courage, the topic of his latest book, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789–1989

Tad Taube
Woodside, California

Robert A. Teitsworth
San Juan Capistrano, California

L. Sherman Telleen
San Marino, California

Peter A. Thiel
Atherton, California

Charles B. Thornton Jr.
San Marino, California

Thomas J. Tierney
Boston, Massachusetts

William R. Timken Jr.
Canton, Ohio

Henry F. Trione
Santa Rosa, California

Don Tykeson
Eugene, Oregon

Victor Ugolyn
Ridgefield, Connecticut

George J. Vukasin Sr.
Oakland, California

Gregory L. Waldorf
Santa Monica, California

William D. Walsh
Atherton, California

Dean A. Watkins
Woodside, California

Dody Waugh
Los Angeles, California

Jack R. Wheatley
Palo Alto, California

Mary White, Esq.
Menlo Park, California

Thomas G. Wiggans
Atherton, California

Betty Jo Fitger Williams
San Diego, California

Walter E. Williams
Fairfax, Virginia

Norman “Tad” Williamson
Pasadena, California

Dean Witter III
Woodside, California

Paul M. Wythes
Atherton, California

Frank Yoder
Indian Wells, California

The Stanford Memorial Church provides a spectacular backdrop for the Board of Overseers' Dinner on the Quad
The Stanford Memorial Church provides a spectacular backdrop for the Board of Overseers' Dinner on the Quad

* Deceased
** Ex officio members of the board