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Lynn Schenk

lawyer , pharmaceutical executive

Lynn Schenk, American lawyer, pharmaceutical executive. Recipient Israel Peace medal, Author E. Hughes award for Career Achievement, I. San Diegom 2002, Distinguished Alumni award; named Outstanding Young Citizen San Diego Junior Chamber of Commerce.


Schenk, Lynn was born on January 5, 1945 in Bronx, New York, United States.


Bachelor in Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1967. Juris Doctor, University San Diego, 1970. Postgrad, University London, England, 1971.


Attorney San Diego Gas & Electric Company, 1972—1976. Special assistant vice president, Nelson Rockefeller and Walter Mondale The White House, 1976—1977. Deputy attorney general State of California, 1971—1972, deputy secretary, business, transportation & housing, 1977—1980, secretary, 1980—1983.

Member, District 49 California State of Representatives, 1993—1995. Attorney, 1996—1998; chief of staff to Governor Gray Davis State of California, 1999—2003. Founder San Diego Urban Corp, The Women's Bank, The Lawyer's Club.

Board directors Sempra Energy, since 2008.


Co-chair Presidential Campaign of Michael S. Dukakis, 1988, Vice chair, San Diego Unified Port Dist, 1990-1993, commissioner, Center for National Policy, Washington. Bd directors Edmund G "Pat" Brown Institute Government Affairs, California State University.A. Trustee Claremont University Center & Graduate School.


Married C. Hugh Friedman, 1972.

C. Hugh Friedman