Betty Moore

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Betty Moore "worked for the U.S. Rubber Company in San Francisco until her marriage to Gordon in 1950. They then moved to Pasadena so Gordon could attend graduate school at the California Institute of Technology. In Pasadena she worked briefly for Consolidated Engineering Corporation in advertising and public relations, then joined the Ford Foundation shortly after its formation. When Gordon finished work on his Ph.D. in 1953, the couple moved to Silver Spring, MD where their first son, Kenneth, was born. They returned to California in 1956 when Gordon joined Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in Mountain View. Their second son, Steven, was born there in 1959.

"An outdoors enthusiast for years, Mrs. Moore was also active on the board of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and volunteered at the Palo Alto Senior Day Care Center. Today she is a member of the Governing Board of Filoli, an historic house and garden near Woodside, CA that is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and serves on its Fine Arts Committee. She also has an interest in restoring old homes and collecting English antiques." [1]

She is married to Gordon Moore.

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  1. Founders and Board of Trustees, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation , accessed June 20, 2010.