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2010 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.

Board of Overseers Meetings

The Board of Overseers advises and supports the Institution’s senior administration, ensuring that the Hoover Institution follows the path set forth by its founder and reaffirmed by its mission statement. This dedicated group of supporters, who contribute to the advancement of the Institution through their knowledge, experience, and leadership, meet biannually at Stanford and in Washington, DC.

“Ideas defining a free society represents Hoover's objective to generate the ideas that can move the public policy conversation and ultimately policy itself.”

— Director John Raisian

chairmen

Herbert M. Dwight
Healdsburg, California

David T. Traitel
San Francisco, California

vice chairmen

Robert J. Oster
Atherton, California

Boyd C. Smith
Palo Alto, California

Thomas J. Tierney
Boston, Massachusetts



Marc L. Abramowitz
Ross, California

Victoria “Tory” Agnich
Dallas, Texas

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

George L. Argyros
Costa Mesa, California

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
Atherton, California

Robert G. Barrett
Vero Beach, Florida

Frank E. Baxter
Los Angeles, California

Donald R. Beall
Corona Del Mar, California

Stephen D. Bechtel Jr.
San Francisco, California

Peter B. Bedford
Napa, 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

Richard W. Boyce
Portola Valley, 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

James J. Carroll III
Los Angeles, California

Robert H. Castellini
Cincinnati, Ohio

Harry A. Collins
Rancho Santa Fe, California

James E. Conley Jr.
Tucson, Arizona

William F. Cronk
Lafayette, California

Joan L. Danforth
San Francisco, California

Paul L. Davies Jr.
Lafayette, California

Paul Lewis “Lew” Davies III
Menlo Park, California

Shelby M. C. Davis
Jackson, Wyoming

John B. De Nault
Boulder Creek, California

Kenneth T. Derr
San Francisco, California

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

William C. Edwards
Atherton, California

Gerald E. Egan
Chicago, Illinois

Leonard W. Ely
Palo Alto, California

Charles H. “Chuck” Esserman
Orinda, California

Charles M. Ewell
La Jolla, California

Jeffery A. Farber
San Francisco, California

Robert A. Ferris
Atherton, California

Clayton W. Frye Jr.
New York, New York

Stephen B. Gaddis
Atherton, California

James G. Gidwitz
Chicago, Illinois

Samuel L. Ginn
Hillsborough, California

Cynthia Fry Gunn
Palo Alto, California
Arthur E. Hall, CFA
Minden, Nevada

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

Margaret Hoover
New York, New York

Allan Hoover III
Castle Rock, Colorado

Herbert Hoover III*

Preston B. Hotchkis
Santa Barbara, California

Philip Hudner
San Francisco, California

Leslie P. Hume**
Stanford, 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
Ladera Ranch, California

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

Donald L. Koch
Saint Louis, Missouri

A. Carl Kotchian*

Henry N. Kuechler III
Menlo Park, California

Peyton M. Lake
Tyler, Texas

L. W. Lane Jr.*

Carl V. Larson Jr.
Portola Valley, California

Allen J. Lauer
Portola Valley, California

Bill Laughlin
Atherton, California

James G. “Skip” Law
Atherton, California

Howard H. Leach
San Francisco, California

Jacques M. Littlefield*

Walter Loewenstern Jr.
Beaver Creek, Colorado

William J. Lowenberg
San Francisco, California

Donald L. Lucas
Pebble Beach, California

Richard A. Magnuson
Woodside, California

Richard Mallery
Phoenix, Arizona

Robert H. Malott
Chicago, Illinois

Frank B. Mapel
San Marino, California

Haig G. Mardikian
San Francisco, California

Shirley Cox Matteson
Palo Alto, 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 III
New York, New York

Mary V. Mochary
Marshall, Virginia

Ambrose K. Monell
Palm Beach, Florida

Nancy Barry Munger*
Pauline Crowe Naftzger
Beverly Hills, California

John R. Norton III
Paradise Valley, Arizona

Jack S. Parker
Carefree, Arizona

Joel C. Peterson
Salt Lake City, Utah

James E. Piereson
New York, New York

Billie K. Pirnie
Montgomery, Alabama

Jay A. Precourt
Vail, Colorado

John Price
Salt Lake City, Utah

George J. Records
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

George W. Siguler
New York, New York

William E. Simon Jr.
Los Angeles, California

Charles R. Sitter*

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

John R. Stahr
Corona Del Mar, California

Alan G. Stanford

William C. Steere Jr.
Bonita Springs, Florida

Thomas F. Stephenson
Atherton, California

Frederick P. Stratton Jr.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Robert D. Stuart Jr.
Lake Forest, Illinois

G. Craig Sullivan
San Francisco, California

Robert J. Swain
Tulsa, Oklahoma

W. Clarke Swanson
Oakville, California

Curtis Sloane Tamkin
Los Angeles, California

Tad Taube
Woodside, California

Robert A. Teitsworth
San Juan Capistrano, California

L. Sherman Telleen
San Marino, California

Peter A. Thiel
Atherton, California

Terence W. Thomas
Paradise Valley, Arizona

Charles B. Thornton Jr.
San Marino, California

Joy Timken
Canton, Ohio

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

Jeanne B. Ware
Palo Alto, California

Dean A. Watkins
Woodside, California

Dody Waugh
Los Angeles, California

Jack R. Wheatley
Salt Lake City, Utah

Lynne Farwell White
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mary White, Esq.
Menlo Park, California

Thomas G. Wiggans
Atherton, California

Betty Jo Fitger Williams
San Diego, California

Norman “Tad” Williamson
Pasadena, California

Dean Witter III
Woodside, California

Kay Harrigan Woods
San Francisco, California

Paul M. Wythes
Atherton, California

Frank Yoder
Indian Wells, California

* Deceased
** Ex officio members of the board