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Alfred A. Hampson ’43

Alfred Hampson ’43, February 18, 2002, in San Francisco. He attended Reed for one year, and then transferred to Stanford. He received a law degree from Harvard in 1946. He married Elizabeth Griffin in 1944. After a one year clerkship in New York, he moved to San Francisco and practiced law there until 1953, when he returned to Portland. In Portland, in addition to his law practice, he became involved in civic causes, such as creating parks and planting trees along streets. In the late 1960s, after living in France for two years, he played an important role in the passage of the Oregon bottle bill, which was adopted by the Oregon legislature in 1971. He also led a successful effort to ban billboards along interstate highways. He was on the founding board of 1000 Friends of Oregon, served on the Northwest Power Planning Council and the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council, and was a past president of the Portland Zoological Society. After retiring from law practice in the late 1980s, he and his wife returned to California to live. Survivors include his wife; a daughter; four sons, and seven grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2002

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