Biography

  • 1999-June 2009: Chair, The John F. Henning Center for International Labor Relations, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California
  • July 1996-June 2009: Executive Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus, California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • 1949-1996: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO (with leaves of absence for state and federal government service)
  • 1970-1996: Executive Secretary-Treasurer (principal officer), California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • 1997-1989: Regent of the University of California
  • 1967-1969: United States Ambassador to New Zealand
  • 1962-1967: United States Under Secretary of Labor
  • 1959-1962: Director, California Department of Industrial Relations
  • 1949-1959: Administrative Assistant to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer, California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

Honors & Public Service Activities

  • Chair, The John F. Henning Center for International Labor Relations, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California (1999-  Present)
  • John F. Henning Institute, St. Mary’s College of California (1997-Present)
  • Annual John F. Henning Conference on Catholic Social Thought, St. Mary’s College of California  (1997-Present)
  • Recipient of the 1986 Ellis Island Medal of Honor
  • Honorary Doctorate, St. Anselm’s College, New Hampshire
  • Honorary Doctorate, St. Bonaventure University, New York
  • Honorary Doctorate, St. Mary’s College of California
  • Past President, Board of Permit Appeals, City & County of San Francisco
  • Past President, St. Mary’s College Alumni Association
  • Past President, San Francisco Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Men
  • Past Member, Public Welfare Commission, City & County of San Francisco
  • Past Member, Fair Employment Practices Commission, City & County of San Francisco
  • Former Regent, University of California
  • Former Regent, Lone Mountain College, San Francisco
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, St. Mary’s College
Maps & Directories

Mailing Address

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1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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