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'''Charles T. Munger, Jr.''' is an occasional activist in California ballot proposition politics, including in 2010, when he is sponsoring the [[California Congressional Redistricting Initiative (2010)]], after having supported [[California Proposition 11 (2008)]].
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{{tnr}}'''Charles T. Munger, Jr.''' is an occasional activist in California ballot proposition politics, including in 2010, when he successfully sponsored  [[California Proposition 20, Congressional Redistricting (2010)|Proposition 20)]], after having supported [[California Proposition 11 (2008)|Proposition 11 in 2008]].
  
 
Munger is an experimental physicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.<ref name=letter>[http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/mathpanel/4th-meeting/presentations/munger-charles.pdf Letter from Charles Munger to National Mathematics Panel]</ref>  He has a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/12/style/charlotte-a-lowell-wed-to-charles-t-munger-jr.html?pagewanted=1 ''New York Times'', "Charlotte A. Lowell Wed To Charles T. Munger Jr.", February 12, 2010]</ref>
 
Munger is an experimental physicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.<ref name=letter>[http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/mathpanel/4th-meeting/presentations/munger-charles.pdf Letter from Charles Munger to National Mathematics Panel]</ref>  He has a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/12/style/charlotte-a-lowell-wed-to-charles-t-munger-jr.html?pagewanted=1 ''New York Times'', "Charlotte A. Lowell Wed To Charles T. Munger Jr.", February 12, 2010]</ref>
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In 2006, Munger was a member of California's Curriculum Commission, an advisory commission of the California State Board of Education.<ref name=letter/>
 
In 2006, Munger was a member of California's Curriculum Commission, an advisory commission of the California State Board of Education.<ref name=letter/>
  
Munger's father is the vice-chairman of [[wikipedia:Berkshire Hathaway|Berkshire Hathaway]].<ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/capitolalertlatest/2010/01/munger-jr-chips.html ''Sacramento Bee'', "Prop 11 backer pours more cash into a new redistricting push", January 13, 2010]</ref>
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Munger married Charlotte Lowell in 1989.  A graduate of Harvard Law School, Lowell is an attorney with the law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. 
  
Since 2005, Munger has contributed $5.7 million to political campaigns.<ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/2010/04/18/2685019/donors-give-millions-hide-their.html ''Sacramento Bee'', "Donors give millions, hide their motives", April 18, 2010]</ref>
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Munger is one of eight children of Charles Munger, the billionaire vice-chairman of [[wikipedia:Berkshire Hathaway|Berkshire Hathaway]].<ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/capitolalertlatest/2010/01/munger-jr-chips.html ''Sacramento Bee'', "Prop 11 backer pours more cash into a new redistricting push", January 13, 2010]</ref>
  
==Ballot measures==
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==Redistricting reform==
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Munger contributed $12,157,441 to [[California Proposition 20, Congressional Redistricting (2010)|Proposition 20]]. Susan Shafer, a spokesperson for the Proposition 20 campaign, said, "He’s a physicist by trade, but he’s extremely interested in this issue."<ref>http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/wealthy-donors-passion-project-redistricting-will-voters-care-5747 ''California Watch'', "Wealthy donor's passion project is redistricting - but will voters care?", October 17, 2010]</ref> 
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Munger told a reporter for the ''New York Times'', "I would’ve been very welcome in Republican circles if I decided to go chuck 10 million in a bunch of races up and down the state to fight for Republican control of Congress. It isn’t a worthy ambition compared to doing this."<ref name=nyt>[http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/us/08bcredistrict.html?_r=1 ''New York Times'', "Tackling Redistricting With Money and Zeal", October 7, 2010]</ref>
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Alice Huffman, the president of the California N.A.A.C.P., said, "You know I’m hard pressed to agree with what a Republican says. But it’s plain wrong to say just because he’s a Republican, he’s doing something bad. This man is a do-gooder, plain and simple."<ref name=nyt/>
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==Political giving==
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===Ballot measures===
  
 
Ballot measure campaigns Munger has been involved in include:
 
Ballot measure campaigns Munger has been involved in include:
  
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* [[California Proposition 20, Congressional Redistricting (2010)]].  $12,157,441 to the "yes" side, which won.
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* [[California Proposition 77 (2005)]]. He gave $100,000 to the "yes" side, which lost.
 
* [[California Proposition 60 (2004)]].  He gave $200,000 to the "No on 60" side of this ballot proposition.
 
* [[California Proposition 60 (2004)]].  He gave $200,000 to the "No on 60" side of this ballot proposition.
* [[California Proposition 93 (2008)]].  He gave $100,000 to the "No on 93" side.
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* [[California Proposition 93 (2008)]].  He gave $100,000 to the "No on 93" side, which won.
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===Other===
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From 2005-2009, Munger contributed $5.7 million to political campaigns.<ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/2010/04/18/2685019/donors-give-millions-hide-their.html ''Sacramento Bee'', "Donors give millions, hide their motives", April 18, 2010]</ref> 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 10:10, 20 December 2010

Charles T. Munger, Jr. is an occasional activist in California ballot proposition politics, including in 2010, when he successfully sponsored Proposition 20), after having supported Proposition 11 in 2008.

Munger is an experimental physicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.[1] He has a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University.[2]

In 2006, Munger was a member of California's Curriculum Commission, an advisory commission of the California State Board of Education.[1]

Munger married Charlotte Lowell in 1989. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Lowell is an attorney with the law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom.

Munger is one of eight children of Charles Munger, the billionaire vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.[3]

Redistricting reform

Munger contributed $12,157,441 to Proposition 20. Susan Shafer, a spokesperson for the Proposition 20 campaign, said, "He’s a physicist by trade, but he’s extremely interested in this issue."[4]

Munger told a reporter for the New York Times, "I would’ve been very welcome in Republican circles if I decided to go chuck 10 million in a bunch of races up and down the state to fight for Republican control of Congress. It isn’t a worthy ambition compared to doing this."[5]

Alice Huffman, the president of the California N.A.A.C.P., said, "You know I’m hard pressed to agree with what a Republican says. But it’s plain wrong to say just because he’s a Republican, he’s doing something bad. This man is a do-gooder, plain and simple."[5]

Political giving

Ballot measures

Ballot measure campaigns Munger has been involved in include:

Other

From 2005-2009, Munger contributed $5.7 million to political campaigns.[6]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Letter from Charles Munger to National Mathematics Panel
  2. New York Times, "Charlotte A. Lowell Wed To Charles T. Munger Jr.", February 12, 2010
  3. Sacramento Bee, "Prop 11 backer pours more cash into a new redistricting push", January 13, 2010
  4. http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/wealthy-donors-passion-project-redistricting-will-voters-care-5747 California Watch, "Wealthy donor's passion project is redistricting - but will voters care?", October 17, 2010]
  5. 5.0 5.1 New York Times, "Tackling Redistricting With Money and Zeal", October 7, 2010
  6. Sacramento Bee, "Donors give millions, hide their motives", April 18, 2010

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