Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Brown Names Roz Wyman to California Arts Council
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday named Rosalind “Roz” Wyman to the California Arts Council.
Wyman, 81, is the widow of Eugene Wyman, like his wife a major figure in national Democratic politics. He was also a founder of the powerhouse Beverly Hills law firm Wyman, Bautzer, Kuchel & Silbert, where he practiced until his death in 1973.
Roz Wyman, then Rosalind Wiener, was elected to represent a Westside district on the Los Angeles City Council in 1953, making her the youngest person ever elected to the council. She served three terms before losing in 1965, and was instrumental in the city’s efforts to persuade the Brooklyn Dodgers to relocate to Los Angeles.
She is currently the president of the James A. Doolittle Foundation. She also serves on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and on the boards of the Music Center of Los Angeles and the Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation.
The new position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.
Copyright 2011, Metropolitan News Company