Arthur Addis


Malibu resident Arthur Addis died on June 27 of natural causes.

Addis came to the Los Angeles area from his birthplace in New York in 1944. Before arriving in the Southland, he spent the first two years of World War II in Arizona with the U.S. Army Air Forces, supervising the construction of fighter aircrafts.

Addis co-founded the Nervous Nine, a progressive Democratic fund-raising coalition, in the late 1950s. During this time, until the early 1960s, he was a Southern California manufacturing entrepreneur.

Through the late 1990s, Addis served as a management consultant to major American and European companies.

Addis was the son of English immigrant Samuel and Austrian immigrant Anne, who came to the United States and met in New York at the turn of the 20th century.

Addis’ two sisters, Claire and Muriel, died within the last five years.

Addis is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joy, and his two sons, David and Keith.