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  • In Grateful Memory of Max Palevsky, 1924-2010

The Historical Society gratefully recognizes its debt to Max Palevsky. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, University of Chicago graduate in mathematics and philosophy, '48, graduate student of symbolic logic at the University of Califronia, Berkeley and UCLA. Inspired by mathematician John von Neumann to work in computers, he founded Scientific Data Systems in 1961 and later provided venture capital for Integrated Electronics (Intel). Palevsky strongly supported Robert F. Kennedy's campaign for the U.S. presidency in 1968, figured among the major donors to George McGovern's campaign in 1972, backed Tom Bradley and Gray Davis in California politics, and then for twenty-five years strived to take big money out of American politics. From 2000 to 2005 he was among the largest and most faithful individual donors to our fledgling society. [End Page 42]



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