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Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-1919)

Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-1919)

Hearst arrived in California in 1862 as the bride of George Hearst, a miner who had made a fortune after the Gold Rush. His death in 1891 left his widow fabulously wealthy and free to pursue her charitable and intellectual interests, including archaeology, education, and women’s rights. Devoted to the University, and one of its greatest benefactors, she also served as Regent from 1897 until her death.

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