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Chevron Press Release - Chevron Names New Corporate Secretary

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2 -- Chevron Corp. today announced that Lydia I. Beebe has been elected secretary of the corporation, effective June 1. The secretary's office is responsible for coordinating board of director and executive committee meetings and the company's annual meeting, as well as stockholder relations and other corporate governance matters.

She will replace Malcolm J. McAuley, whose appointment as chief financial officer of Caltex Petroleum Corp., of which Chevron is a 50 percent shareholder, was announced last week.

Beebe, 42, a 17-year Chevron veteran, is currently a senior manager in Chevron's tax department. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas in 1974 and a doctor of law degree from the university's school of law in 1977. She also obtained a master of business administration degree in 1980 from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

After graduation from law school, Beebe joined Chevron in September 1977 as an attorney specializing in contracts and titles. In 1979, she became a legislative analyst, and in 1980 was a tax attorney. From 1981 to 1985, she represented Chevron in Washington, D.C., on a wide range of legislative issues.

In 1985, she returned to San Francisco as a staff attorney in the federal legal area, and from 1988 to 1992 she managed Chevron's efforts regarding federal tax legislation. She was named to her present position in 1993.

Beebe is a member of the bar in California and the District of Columbia and is a member of the American Bar Association.

In addition, she is chairperson of the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, a seven-member quasi-judicial body responsible for enforcing state civil rights laws. She was appointed in 1991 and became chairperson last January.

Updated: May 1995