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Louis Henry Heilbron, American lawyer. Bar: California 1931. Decorated Bronze Star.


Heilbron, Louis Henry was born on May 12, 1907 in Newark. Son of Simon L. and Flora (Karp) Heilbron.


AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1928;Bachelor of Laws, University of California, Berkeley, 1931;Doctor of Laws, University of California, Berkeley, 1961;Doctor of Laws, Golden Gate College, 1970;Doctor of Humane Letters, San Francisco State University, 1988.


Associate, Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, San Francisco, 1934-1948;partner, Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, San Francisco, since 1948. Secretary, special consultant Department Social Welfare, State of California, 1932, assistant relief administrator, California, 1933, special consultant Department Relief Administration, 1934-1941. Principal attorney Board Economics Warfare, 1942-1943.


  • Bar: California 1931.


Member California Board Education, 1959-1961, president, 1960-1961. Member California Coordinating Council Higher Education, 1961-1969. Chairman of the board of trustees California State Colls., 1960-1963, chairman educational policy committee and faculty staff committee, 1963-1969;member National Commision on Academy Tenure, 1971-1973, Select Committee to Review California Master Higher Education Plan, 1971-1972, Federation Regional Accrediting Communications Higher Education, Council Post Secondary Education, 1972-1986.

President San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 1949-1952, San Francisco Public Education Society, 1950-1952. Chairman San Francisco Committee Foreign Relations, 1977-1979. Trustee, Executive Committee World Affairs Council Northern California, since 1951, president, 1965-1967.

Trustee Station KQED, 1966-1972, vice president, 1971-1972. Trustee Golden Gate U., since 1969, chairman, 1979-1981. Trustee Newhouse Foundation, 1956-1976, University of California Internat.House, 1953-1977, U.C. Foundation, 1973-1979.

Trustee California History Society, since 1978, vice president, 1981-1983, president, 1983-1985. Member San Francisco Human Rights Commission, 1969-1975. Chairman advising committee San Francisco State College, 1970-1976.

Served to major Army of the United States, 1944-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Bar Association, Labor Law Committee, Phi Beta Kappa (president Northern California 1972-1973), Zeta Beta Tau.


Married Delphine Rosenblatt, October 30, 1929 (deceased 1993). Children: John L., David M.

Simon L. Heilbron

Flora (Karp) Heilbron

Delphine Rosenblatt

John L. Heilbron

David M. Heilbron