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PASSINGS: William Coblentz, Bent Larsen, Carlton Coleman, Juan Mari Bras, Hadley Caliman
PASSINGS: William Coblentz, Bent Larsen, Carlton Coleman, Juan Mari Bras, Hadley Caliman

William CoblentzFormer University of California regentWilliam Coblentz, 88, an attorney and former University of California regent who fought against South Africa's apartheid policies and upheld the right of communist philosopher Angela Davis to teach at UCLA, died Monday at his San Francisco home. The cause was not given.Coblentz worked for then-California Atty. Gen. Pat Brown in the 1950s. When Brown became governor, Coblentz became his special counsel. The governor appointed him to the UC Board of Regents in 1964 and Coblentz served until 1980, the last two years as chairman.During his time as a regent, he was part of a bloc that pushed the university system to consider social...

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