David Carley was President of the Medical College of Wisconsin from 1975-1977. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He came to Wisconsin in 1953 from a job as the assistant City manager of Kalamazoo Michigan. He received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison which began a political career. He served under several governors. Initially, he served as the research Director of the Wisconsin State Chamber of Commerce for Governor Vernon Thomson. Later, Gaylord Nelson named him Director of the Wisconsin Department of Resource Development. Patrick Lucey appointed businessman Carley to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and also to the Board of Directors of Marquette University School of Medicine. During his time at Marquette he was instrumental in raising funds to support the ongoing mission of the School. His brother Jim Carley, a partner in the Carley Capital Group, said his priority was always what would help people, particularly people in need. He and his wife, Clare Gargalli, had three daughters and one son. David Carley died on May 15, 2009. Source:
"Engbring, Norman H. An Anchor for the Future: a history of the Medical College of Wisconsin, 1893-1990. Medical College of Wisconsin, 1991. p. 414."
"Obituary: Carley was businessman, candidate, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. May 16, 2009, 4B."