Photo: Kalmbach and Secretary Rumsfeld at the Nixon Library in 2010.
Celebration Services for Herbert W. Kalmbach Held Sunday, October 15
More than 200 family and friends of Herbert Kalmbach, President Nixon’s personal attorney and longtime close friend and advisor, gathered Sunday to celebrate Herb’s life, which ended on September 15 when he passed away at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, California. He was 95.
Nixon Foundation Board Member John Hamilton was host at Sunday’s memorial celebration at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, and recounted their many years of close friendship. Former White House colleagues Dwight Chapin and Bruce Herschensohn spoke as well. Others from Herb’s years in government included Ken Khachigian, Larry Higby and Sandy Quinn.
Herb was a founding director of the Richard Nixon Library Foundation, which created the Presidential Library in Yorba Linda.
He was the original finance chairman of candidate Richard Nixon’s 1968 Presidential Campaign and 1972 reelection campaign.
Herb is survived by his daughter Lauren Kinsey (Gerry) of Newport Beach, his son Kurt Kalmbach (Barbara) of Coto de Caza and their families. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara in 2005 and his son Kenneth in 1980.
Remembrances may be sent to the USC Kalmbach Memorial Scholarship Fund, Mary Humphrey, USC Advancement, 1150 South Olive Street, 25th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90015.