Manning J. Post, a retired investor and longtime
Democratic activist, was named to the State Bar Board of Governors last month by the
Senate rules committee.
Post replaces Dorothy Tucker, a Los Angeles psychologist who has
served on the board since 1990. Tucker currently is president of the Foundation of the
State Bar and is president-elect of the California Psychological Association and the
National Conference of Bar Foundations.
The 81-year-old Post said he sought the appointment to the bar board
and approached longtime friend Sen. John Burton, who chairs the rules committee.
His political experience goes back more than 30 years, to a time when
he served as the right-hand man to the late Jesse Unruh, speaker of the
Post was California campaign treasurer for Unruh, as well as for John
F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and he did stints on seven statewide
advisory commissions, including serving as chairman of the Little Hoover Commission. He
currently sits on the Motor Vehicle Board as well.
Four public seats remain open on the board; they are to be filled by
Gov. Gray Davis.