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Suzanne Balaze Gifford

Suzanne Balaze Gifford, American lawyer.


  • Gifford, Suzanne Balaze was born on November 5, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Louis and Ruth Mildred (Babbitt) Balaze.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Michigan, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, University Michigan, 1963.


    • Attorney Sulmeyer & Kupetz, Los Angeles, 1963-1966. Deputy city attorney City of Pasadena, California, 1966-1972. Assistant general council Southern California Rapid Transit District, Los Angeles, 1972-1988, general council, 1988-1993.

      Co-general council Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority, 1993-1994. General council Santa Clara County Transit District, San Jose, California, since 1995. Vice chair legal affairs committee American Public Transit Association, Washington, since 1994.


    • Married Joseph A. Weiss, December 27, 1975.
    • father: Louis Balaze
    • mother: Ruth Mildred (Babbitt) Balaze
    • spouse: Joseph A. Weiss
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    Born November 5, 1938