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William Brooks Griffith ’53

William Brooks Griffith ’53, April 6, 2003, in Gold Hill, Oregon. William received a bachelor’s degree in biology at Reed and then entered OHSU, receiving both an MD and an MS in pharmacology in 1957. He joined the U.S. Army and began a residency in psychiatry at Letterman Army Hospital in California, and later served as chief of the department of neuropsychiatry in Munich, Germany. After leaving the army, William developed a private practice and taught psychiatry in California and Hawaii before retiring in 1993 and moving to Gold Hill. Survivors include his three sons and two daughters; his second wife, Kathleen Jump, whom he married in 1978; five grandchildren; and his brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2003

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