Robert E. Leslie ’51


  • Board of Directors of the Cal Beta Housing Corporation for the last 23 years; currently the chairman of the board
  • In 1994 was the chairman of the three day celebration of Cal Beta, SAE’s 100th anniversary


  • Letter winner in both track and cross country
  • President of Circle C Society; Board of Directors of Big C Society
  • Member of the ASUC Athletic Council: We hired Pete Newell as Cal’s basketball coach; in 1959 our team won the NCAA Championship
  • Member of Order of the Golden Bear and California Club
  • Captain of Scabbard and Blade, Military Honor Society; Cadet Colonel of the Army ROTC
  • Founder and President of the Pre-Legal Society
  • Co-Chair with Cal Beta Jim Kidder in the successful campaign for a new Student Union now located in Sproul Plaza
  • Graduated in 1955. After two years in the Army in Korea, returned in 1957 and entered Boalt Law School, graduating in 1960
  • Co-Chair of the Class of 1955’s 50th reunion celebration in 2005


  • Member of the United States Army Reserves for 23 years, retiring as a colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps
  • For over 50 years a practicing attorney in San Francisco. Currently an arbitrator and mediator in construction disputes; arbitrator in over 400 cases, mostly through the American Arbitration Association and the State of California Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Past chairman of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Associated General Contractors of the State of California
  • Past chairman of the Fidelity and Surety Committee and the Construction Law and Litigation Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel


  • Past president of Piedmont Community Church
  • Served for two years as president of Piedmont High School Boosters Club, supporting high school athletics.
  • Past president of Piedmont Swim Club
  • Presently tutoring second grade Oakland intercity children in reading comprehension