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Walter Shorenstein

Walter ShorensteinAKA Walter H. Shorenstein

Born: 23-Feb-1915
Birthplace: Glen Cove, NY
Died: 24-Jun-2010
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Philanthropist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: San Francisco real estate mogul

Military service: USAF (1940-45, Maj.)

Net worth $650M in 1998 (Forbes). His company owned 25% of San Francisco commerical real estate as of 2000, largely in downtown high rises. Democratic Party financier.

Wife: Phyllis J. Finley (b. 1918, m. 8-Aug-1945, d. 1994)
Son: Douglas Shorenstein (Chairman, Shorenstein Company)
Daughter: Joan Shorenstein (television producer, b. 1947, d. 1986)
Daughter: Carole Shorenstein Hays (Broadway producer, b. 1948)

    University: Pennsylvania State University (1933-34)
    University: University of Pennsylvania (1934-36)
    Administrator: Board of Directors, Hastings College of the Law (as Chairman)
    Administrator: Benefactor, Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Harvard University
    Administrator: Benefactor, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

    Shorenstein Company LP President (1960-95)
    Milton Meyer Co. Partner (1951-1960)
    Milton Meyer Co. (1946-51)
    Asia Foundation Trustee
    California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Gorbachev Foundation
    San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
    San Francisco Performing Arts Center Board of Directors
    University Club of San Francisco
    United Way
    Vietnam Orphans Airlift Chairman

    San Francisco Giants Investor (1993)

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