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Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system

Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system

Jack Peltason, a constitutional scholar with a modest manner and a homespun sense of humor who was a former chancellor of UC Irvine and president of the UC system for three years in the 1990s, has died. He was 91. The cause of his death Saturday was Parkinson's disease, UC Irvine officials said. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Jack Peltason: In the March 23 California section, the obituary of Jack Peltason, a former chancellor of UC Irvine and former president of the UC system, said that he had five great-grandchildren. There are eight. — ------------ Peltason signed on with UC Irvine even before the campus accepted its first students in 1965. As vice chancellor of academic...

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