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Leigh Albert Weimers

Leigh Albert Weimers, American former newspaper columnist.

Background

  • Weimers, Leigh Albert was born on November 11, 1935 in Napa, California, United States. Son of Leigh and Stella Marie (Heflin) Weimers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Journalism, San Jose State College, 1958.

    Career

    • Sports editor Napa Journal, 1952-1953, Napa Register, 1954-1955. Reporter San Jose Mercury News, 1960-1962, assistant city editor, 1962-1965, columnist, 1965—2005. President Edgecombe Corporation, Los Gatos, California, 1984-1989.

    Works

    • Author: Insider's Guide to Silicon Valley, 1986, 2d review edition, 1993, (with Gael Douglass) The Ghosts of Sarah Winchester, 1987.

    Membership

    Board directors Redwood Mutual Water Company, Redwood Estates, California, 1965-1966, Center Living With Dying, San Jose, 1979-1982, San Jose Trolley Corporation, 1988, Villa Montalo Center for Arts, 1988-1994, O'Connor Hospital Foundation, 1991-1993. Served with United States Army, 1958-1960. Member Newspaper Guild, San Jose State Alumni Association (board directors 1984-1989), Rotary (board directors San Jose chapter 1988-1991), Sigma Chi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Geraldine Louise Stone, August 25, 1962. Children: Kristin Louise, Karin Leigh.
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    Born November 11, 1935
    • 1958
      San Jose State College
    • 1952 - 1953
      Sports editor Napa Journal
    • 1954 - 1955
      Sports editor Napa Journal
    • 1965 - 2005
      reporter San Jose Mercury News