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Regent Emeritus Paul Davies passed away Nov. 19

Dec 2, 2014

Regent Emeritus Paul Davies Jr., a Regent of the University for 31 years, died Nov. 19 at age 84.

Educated at Stanford and Harvard, Davies became a partner in the firm of Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro in San Francisco and later served as general counsel for Chevron Corporation and as a director of the family business, FMC Corporation.

A generous donor and supporter of the University, he was inducted into Pacific's Gallery of Benefactors, and in 1964 was awarded an honorary doctorate. His late wife, Barbara Bechtel Davies '79, received her MS degree in Medicinal Chemistry from the College of the Pacific. 

Davies' legacy at Pacific was long. He was the son of Faith Crummey Davies '26, a College of the Pacific alumna who served as a Regent from 1941-1980. Pacific's Faith Davies All University Leadership Awards honor her. Faith and Paul Davies, his father, are also recognized in the University's Gallery of Benefactors for their generosity to Pacific.

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