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Victor H. Todd ’33

Victor Todd ’33, March 15, 2001, in Portland. After graduating from Reed, he was invited to participate in a physics fellowship program at Princeton University directed by Albert Einstein. He worked for the Bonneville Power Administration as an engineer, and later worked as a degaussing physicist for the U.S. Navy in San Francisco, demagnetizing ships for protection against mines. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a lieutenant in the Signal Corps in France, Belgium, and the Philippines. While in France, he met his future wife, whom he married in 1950 in Vancouver, Washington. They were later divorced. After the war, he returned to the Portland area and worked as a longshoreman. He was a leader in Local 8 of the International Longshoreman Workers’ Union. Survivors include a daughter. He was preceded in death by a son.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2001

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