Lester Breslow

As a student, Breslow was one of the leaders of the antiwar movement, both nationally and on the campus. He appeared on the Chase lists from his undergraduate days through his appointment as a physician at the University, and was always listed as “Russian Jew Communist.” Breslow also complained to the administration about the segregation of student housing.
He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1938 and received a Masters of Public Health in 1941.

Dr. Breslow had a distinguished career as a physician and public health scholar.  He headed the California Department of Public Health from 1965 to 1968, and was Dean of UCLA’s School of Public Health from 1972 to 1980.