James C. Riewerts ’51


  • Pledged SAE Cal Beta in 1951 and graduated from Cal in 1955
  • Spent two years in the Pacific as a Navy supply officer on a cargo ship
  • Started career as an analyst at Schwabacher & Co
  • Looking for a more profitable endeavor, became an account executive and spent the next 45 years as a broker in Oakland, CA
  • Retired from Morgan Stanley in 2003
  • Still follows the stock market and manages several trusts
  • Serves as an arbitrator for FINRA deciding cases for persons filing claims against the securities industry
  • Chairman of the Board of California Nevada Methodist Homes, manager of continuing care retirement homes in Oakland and Pacific Grove, CA


  • Married college sweetheart Kay Russell Riewerts on 2/15/55
  • Kay and Jim have three daughters, two of whom are Cal grads, and seven grandchildren
  • Enjoys spending time at second home in Twain Harte, CA and occasionally playing golf at Orinda CC
  • “It’s been a great life and it all started at SAE!”