You can't vote often, but you could vote early. Ballots listing candidates for Overseer and for elected director of the Harvard Alumni Association will arrive in mid April and must be returned by noon on June 4 to be counted. All Harvard degree holders are eligible to vote. The following list of nominees was up-to-date as of February 4; all were selected by the HAA's nominating committee.
For Overseer (six-year term, five to be elected)*:
Thomas E. Everhart '53; M.S. '55 UCLA; Ph.D. '58 University of Cambridge. Pasadena, Cal. President emeritus and professor of electrical engineering and applied physics, California Institute of Technology.
Eric L. Eversley Jr., C.A.S. '73, Ed.D. '76; B.S. '68 University of Minnesota; M.A. '70 University of Colorado. Patchogue, N.Y. Executive officer and district superintendent, Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
Rajat K. Gupta, M.B.A. '73; B.Tech. '71 Indian Institute of Technology. Chicago. Managing director, McKinsey & Co.
Margaret A. Hamburg '77, M.D. '83. Washington, D.C. Assistant secretary for planning and evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Roland A. Hernandez '79, J.D. '82. Santa Monica, Cal. Chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Telemundo Group Inc.
Sheila James Kuehl, J.D. '78; A.B. '62 UCLA. Sacramento, Cal. State assemblymember, 41st district; chair of the assembly judiciary committee.
Karen Gordon Mills '75, M.B.A. '77. New York City. President, MMP Group.
Joseph J. O'Donnell '67, M.B.A. '71. Cambridge. Owner and chairman, Boston Concessions Group Inc.
For HAA director (three-year term, six to be elected)**:
David M. Balabanian '60, LL.B. '65; B.Phil. '62 Oxford University. San Francisco. Lawyer and chair of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, L.L.P.
Barbara J. Cigarroa '78; J.D. '93 Washington University School of Law; M.S.W. '93 George Warren Brown School of Social Work. El Paso. Assistant district counsel, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Maryann Tsang Fong '80. Los Angeles. Owner, Daryan International Inc.
Ray A. Hammond '71, M.D. '75, M.A. '84. Boston. Pastor, Bethel A.M.E. Church.
Truda Cleeves Jewett, Ed.M. '83; '55-'57 George Washington University. New York City. Assistant executive director, The Children's Aid Society.
Louise Reid Ritchie '73; Ph.D. '86 George Washington University. Tallahassee. Associate professor of journalism, media, and graphic arts, Florida A&M University.
Gregory A. Storch '69; M.D. '73 New York University. St. Louis. Physician; professor of pediatrics and medicine, Washington University School of Medicine.
Craig D. Thomas '74; LL.B. '78 University of Alberta Law School. Vancouver. Barrister and solicitor; principal, Thomas, Rondeau.
Seth P. Waxman '73; J.D. '77 Yale. Washington, D.C. Solicitor General of the United States.
*Nominations of one or more additional Overseer candidates may be made in each year by holders of Harvard degrees. Such nominations must be made on an official nomination form furnished by the Secretary of the Board upon request to qualified applicants, and for 1999 had to contain at least 262 valid signatures. Such nominations, addressed to the Secretary of the Board, had to be filed at his office, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge 02138, by 5 p.m. on February 10, 1999.
**Additional nominations for HAA elected director may be made by certificate, signed by regular members of the association in number not less than three-quarters of one percent of the average votes cast in the previous three elections. For the 1999 election, the number of signatures needed was 253. Such nominating certificates had to be filed at the office of the association, Wadsworth House, Cambridge 02138, by 5 p.m. on February 10, 1999.