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Arthur Van Gelder ’38

Arthur Van Gelder ’38, in Costa Rica, where he had settled in retirement. After graduating from Reed, he worked as a news commentator in California for a year. He was conscripted by the Netherlands Indies Army to fight in World War II and was a Japanese prisoner of war from 1942 to 1944. He was honorably discharged in 1946. For most of his career, he worked as a chemical engineer, doing research and development for food processing companies in Java, India, and California. In 1976, he became executive vice president of research and development for Bio-Processes in Ojai, California. (SSDI has a date for March 24, 1992; with last benefit in Florida.)

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1994

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