Spotlight on Senator David Kelley ’47
Senator Kelley is a graduate of the Army and Navy Academy Class of 1947. He attended California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, majoring in citrus fruit production. His education was interrupted by service as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict.
Senator Kelley has been a successful citrus rancher in the Hemet, Calif., area for more than 40 years. Active in the Riverside County Farm Bureau since 1955, he has served as both president and vice president, as well as on the board of directors of the California Farm Bureau Federation.
Mr. Kelley was elected to the California state Assembly in 2000 to represent the 80th Assembly District. Before that, he served eight years in the California state Senate. Prior to term limits, he served 14 years in the Assembly, where he was first elected in 1978. He has served as director of the Hemet-San Jacinto Basin Resource Conservation District and president of the Century Club of Riverside County.
He belongs to the Hemet-San Jacinto Noon Exchange Club, the Lincoln Clubs of Coachella Valley and Riverside County, the Western Growers Association, and the Farm Bureau. He is also a member of Chancellor’s Agricultural Advisory Committee, University of California-Redlands; board of directors of the Hemet Hospital Foundation; and board of directors, executive committee of the Museum of Anthropology and Paleontology in Hemet.
General William W. Crouch ’59
General Crouch is a graduate of Army and Navy Academy, Class of 1959, where he served as Battalion Commander. Following the Academy, he earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and an M.A. from Texas Christian University. General Crouch served 36 years on active duty in the United States Army, retiring with the rank of General and as the Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. >> Read more about General Crouch.
Robert F. Temple ’75
Robb is Chief Administrative Officer of Independent Bank, overseeing Human Resources, Learning & Development, Facilities and Marketing. Prior to joining the Bank in July 2009, Mr. Temple was the CEO of Pathfinder Credit Solutions, a credit brokering services firm. Mr. Temple currently serves as the President of the Board of Trustees for McKinney Christian Academy and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. >> Read more about Robb Temple.