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newspaper columnist

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;sports editor, Napa Register, 1954-1955;reporter, San Jose Mercury News, 1960-1962;assistant city editor, San Jose Mercury News, 1962-1965;columnist, San Jose Mercury News, since 1965. President Edgecombe Corporation, Los Gatos, California, 1984-1989.

Works

  • Other Work

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

Membership

Board of 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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, gardening.

Connections

Married Geraldine Louise Stone, August 25, 1962. Children: Kristin Louise, Karin Leigh.

father:
Leigh Weimers

mother:
Stella Marie (Heflin) Weimers

spouse:
Geraldine Louise Stone

children:
Kristin Louise Weimers

Karin Leigh Weimers