List of Berkeley High School (Berkeley, California) people

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The following is a list of individuals associated with Berkeley High School (Berkeley, California) through attending as a student, or serving as a member of the faculty or staff.

Notable alumni[edit]




Artists and photographers[edit]

  • Michael Heizer, 1962 - specializes in large-scale sculptures and earth art (or land art)
  • Galen Rowell, 1958 - wilderness photographer; did much work for the Sierra Club
  • Bruce Ryan, 1971 - production designer
  • Ariel Schrag, 1998 - cartoonist/graphic novelist


Authors, journalists, and poets[edit]



Mathematicians and computer scientists[edit]



Sophie Andrews, 2015, UC Berkeley, Berkeley city Council, general average behind. Graduated Summa Cum Laude, also as only two in her class to get averages above 3.94. Majoring in Economics and Environmental policy, she also won best honors thesis and two other awards. See Commencement Brochure 2018.

Scientists and inventors[edit]

  • Sam Ruben, 1931? - co-discoverer of C14, a radioactive isotope of carbon, in 1940; the isotope led to many advances in the fields of biochemistry and medicine as well as its use in carbon dating for archeology

Theatre artists[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Pumpsie Green - first black player for the Boston Red Sox; coached baseball at Berkeley High for many years
  • Edgar Manske - member of the College Football Hall of Fame, former assistant football coach at Cal under Pappy Waldorf; taught biology at Berkeley High for 20 years (1955–1975)


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  3. ^ "Cal's Brittany Boyd is a Naismith semifinalist". San Jose Mercury News. March 3, 2015. Archived from the original on June 13, 2015. 
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  5. ^ Ellen Lee, Special to The Chronicle (25 April 2010). "Monster toys are latest designer must-have". SFGate. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Clean Energy Works for Us". 
  7. ^ Jones, Carolyn (2012-01-11). "George Livingston, Richmond's 1st black elected mayor". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 

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