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Robert Merwin Rankin ’44

Robert Merwin Rankin ’44, March 27, 2004, in Portland. Robert received a BA in biology from Reed, and earned an MD from the University of Oregon in 1946. That same year he married Virginia Mount ’46, who died in 1982, and they had five children. Robert served in the U.S. Navy. In 1956 he attended the Institute of Orthopedics, University of Oregon Medical School, and worked as an orthopedic surgeon in private practice, and as a consultant for the Veterans Administration in Portland. Survivors include his wife, Caroline Holloway Scholz, whom he married in 1989; his three sons and two daughters; and 10 grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2004

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