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Sheldon Andelson (1931 – 1988) was a higher education administrator and a political fund-raiser.

Biography

Sheldon Andelson was born in Boyle Heights.[1] He was the first openly gay University of California Regent.[1] Andelson was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Jerry Brown in 1980, and served until 1986. He was also a fund-raiser for Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Walter F. Mondale.[2] He was the founder of the Bank of Los Angeles and owned a restaurant, Trumps.[2]

He was a member of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, a founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art, director of the ACLU Foundation, and he served on the 1984 Olympic Games committee.[1]

Andelson died of complications related to AIDS in 1988.[2]

A special collection of Sheldon Andelson papers can be found at the University of California, Santa Barbara.[1]

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