John G. Morris
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Retired Trustee

June 4, 2012 through June 2018

John Morris manages an investment portfolio that includes commercial real estate, venture capital, leveraged acquisitions, global equities and fixed income.

John has served as an appointee to three California governors. The appointed positions included Vice President and Treasurer of the State Bar of California (Governor Pete Wilson), Chairman of the California State World Trade Commission (Governor Gray Davis), and Board Member of the California Housing Finance Agency (Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger). Additionally, John has served as a member of the Board of Overseers for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. While on the Hoover Institution board, John developed and produced the film Spinning Boris for the Showtime Network. The film is based on the true story of three American political consultants’ secret involvement in the 1996 Yeltsin presidential campaign. The film was shown in over 100 countries and won numerous awards at film festivals worldwide.

John is an alumnus of UCLA with a degree in economics and a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Master’s in Business Administration. For the past 25 years, John has served on the board for several capital campaigns for both the College of School of Letters and Science and the Athletic Department at UCLA.

Foundation Trustees Leon Parma and John Morris hosted the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Desert Tribute at The Vintage Club on March 10, 2013 in Indian Wells, California, to celebrate President Ford’s Centennial birth year and pay tribute to his extraordinary legacy. Donald Rumsfeld was the guest speaker. (L-R) Steve Ford, Donald Rumsfeld, Debbie Wilcock, and John Morris during the reception. (Photo Courtesy of Marc Glassman)

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