Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Leland Kaiser ’23
Born in Los Angeles, Leland Kaiser grew up in Oakland. At Tech, he was head “yell leader.” It was written in the 1923 Scribe Annual: “Leland Kaiser has a new method of treating burglars. When one enters the house, he remains perfectly quiet until the intruder is well inside. He then gives one grand yell.” After Tech, he attended UC Berkeley. He was Chairman of the Board of Insurance Securities, Inc. and a prominent donor and fundraiser for Republican candidates. Kaiser died in 1985.