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Warren T. Hunt ’42

Warren T. Hunt ’42, February 26, 1996, in San Diego, California, where he had lived since his retirement. He attended Reed for two years but left to enlist in the U.S. Army at the outbreak of World War II. His military career continued until 1965, when he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel while serving as director of operations and training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. During his military career, many of his assignments included working on chemical research and development projects. After retirement from the military, he returned to Portland and continued his education at Portland State University, earning a degree in business administration in 1966. He worked as a fiscal officer in the controller’s office of the Oregon State System of Higher Education until 1973, when he joined the Portland firm of Purdy Brush Company as corporate secretary and officer manager. He later became vice president of the firm, which was known for its production of "Cadillac" paint brushes, and served on the company’s board of directors. He retired in 1983. He was active in St. Mark Lutheran Church and was a past president of the North Portland Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife and a daughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1996

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