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Speaker's Biography:

Gray  Davis Gray Davis
Of Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP; 37th Governor of California

Gray Davis, the 37th Governor of California, is Of Counsel at Loeb & Loeb LLP. While governor, Davis signed legislation to strengthen California's K-12 education system, increase accountability in schools and expand access to higher education with a record number of scholarships and college loans. These reforms led to improvement in achievement scores for six consecutive years. He presided over an expansion in the state's economy, during which California moved from being the seventh- to the fifth-largest economy in the world. Davis made record investments in California's infrastructure, created four Centers for Science and Innovation on University of California campuses and expanded the California Healthy Families program to provide health insurance for an additional 1 million children. While governor, he provided more than $2.5 billion for job training, employee recruitment, tuition assistance and job-placement services. He previously served as lieutenant governor, state controller and state assemblyman. As a captain in the U.S. Army, he received a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. Davis received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Columbia University Law School.

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