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EDWIN VAN WYCK "ED" ZSCHAU (/ˈɛdwɪn ˈvæn wɪk ˈʃaʊ/ ; born January 6, 1940) represented California
California
's 12th District in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1987. In 1986 he ran as the Republican candidate for a seat in the United States Senate
United States Senate
. He defeated conservative Bruce Herschensohn and Congresswoman Bobbi Fiedler in the primary but then lost to incumbent Democrat Alan Cranston by a narrow margin.

Zschau briefly re-entered the political arena as the vice presidential running mate to former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm , a Democrat, who challenged Ross Perot
Ross Perot
for the Reform Party presidential nomination in 1996.

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Zschau was born in Omaha , Nebraska
Nebraska
. Zschau is currently a visiting lecturer with rank of professor at Princeton University
Princeton University
in the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, and in the Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. Prior to his current post at Princeton, from 1997 to 2000, he was professor of management at the Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School
and a visiting professor at Princeton University
Princeton University
. Zschau's business experience is extensive. He founded and served from 1968 to 1981 as CEO of System Industries, a computer products company.

During the 1960s, Zschau was for five years an assistant professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business
Stanford Graduate School of Business
, teaching courses in computer systems, management science, and business policy. In 1967–68 he was a visiting assistant professor at the Harvard Business School , where he taught the required first year MBA course in manager