11 Facts About Ed Zschau


Edwin Van Wyck "Ed" Zschau is an American educator who represented California's 12th District in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1987.


Ed Zschau prevailed in a crowded Republican primary that included, among others, conservative commentator Bruce Herschensohn, Los Angeles County supervisor Michael D Antonovich and Congresswoman Bobbi Fiedler, but then lost to incumbent Democrat Alan Cranston by a narrow margin.


On May 26,2019, Dr Ed Zschau became the Interim President of Sierra Nevada College, a role he held until the appointment of his successor the following year.


Ed Zschau was born in Omaha, Nebraska and was a figure skating champion in his teenage years.


Ed Zschau served as CEO of System Industries from 1968 to 1981.


In 1987 Ed Zschau became a general partner of Brentwood Associates, a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm, and in 1988, he was elected chairman and CEO of Censtor Corp.


Ed Zschau was recruited to be chairman and CEO of Adstar, the IBM Storage Systems Division, in 1993.


Ed Zschau is the founding chairman, emeritus, and a member of the National Advisory Board of The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, is on the board of scholars of the ACCF Center for Policy Research in Washington, DC, and is a fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology.


Ed Zschau serves as chairman of the board of NanoOpto Corporation, Princeton Power Systems, and StarTek, Inc, President of Polyera Corporation, as a director of The Reader's Digest Association, Inc, and Washington Live, Inc.


Ed Zschau is currently a visiting lecturer with rank of professor at Princeton University in the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, and in the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.


Ed Zschau is skilled in playing the ukulele and was known to some as the "singing congressman".