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William Cleveland Edwards

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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