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William Cleveland Edwards

William Cleveland Edwards, American investor. Trustee emeritus Deerfield (Massachusetts) Academy; trustee Scripps College, since 1979; board governors San Francisco Symphony; board directors Population Crisis Committee, Washington. Member Finance Analysts Fedn, National Venture Capital Association (board directors 1981-1986), Western Association Venture Capitalists (president 1973-1974, 80-81).

Background

  • Edwards, William Cleveland was born on September 9, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Leland Tabor and Katharine Louise (Knauf) Edwards.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University, 1951. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1953.

    Career

    • Engineer Standard Oil of California, Los Angeles Basin, 1953-1956, San Francisco, 1956-1959. Investment counselor, vice president Lionel D. Edie & Company, 1959-1968. Venture capital investor, partner Bryan and Edwards, since 1968.

      General partner Ritter Partners, Banner Partners. Associate Stanford Center for Economic Policy Research. Member advisory council Small Business Administration, 1964-1965.

      Founding member board directors Opportunity Capital Corporation, San Francisco. Chairman board directors Acurex Corporation, Mountain View, California. Board directors Trust Company of the West, Los Angeles, Boole & Babbage, Sunnyvale, California, Therma-Wave Corporation, Fremont, California, NLI, Berkeley, California, Florentine Foods, Menlo Park, California.

      Chairman Stanford Engineering Venture Fund.

    Membership

    Trustee emeritus Deerfield (Massachusetts) Academy. Trustee Scripps College, since 1979. Board governors San Francisco Symphony.

    Board directors Population Crisis Committee, Washington. Member Finance Analysts Fedn, National Venture Capital Association (board directors 1981-1986), Western Association Venture Capitalists (president 1973-1974, 80-81). Clubs: Pacific Union, Bohemian, Cypress Point.

    Menlo Country, Spyglass Hill, Beach and Tennis (Pebble Beach, California).

    Connections

    • Married Bette Cree, March 13, 1954 (deceased). Children: William Leland, Cree Adams, Paul Cleveland, Katharine Ruth Myers. Stepchildren: Kristin Elizabeth Gray, Katherine Virginia Gray.

      Married Barbara Haag Gray, August 6, 1983.
    • father: Leland Tabor Edwards
    • mother: Katharine Louise (Knauf) Edwards
    • spouses: Bette Cree
    • Barbara Haag Gray
    • children: William Leland Edwards
    • Cree Adams Edwards
    • Paul Cleveland Edwards
    • Katharine Ruth Myers Edwards
    • Kristin Elizabeth Gray Edwards
    • Katherine Virginia Gray Edwards
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    Nationality
    • 1951
      Stanford University
    • 1953
      Harvard University
    • 1953 - 1956
      Engineer, Standard Oil of California
    • 1956 - 1959
      Engineer, Standard Oil of California
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1959 - 1968
      investment counsel, Lionel D. Edie & Company
    • 1959 - 1968
      vice president, Lionel D. Edie & Company
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