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James Edgar Jones ’47

James Edgar Jones ’47, March 27, 2005, in St. Pete Beach, Florida. James received a bachelor's degree from Reed in political science, and was president of Diesel Publications and Business Journals, retiring from the business in 1994. During World War II, James studied at Princeton and Columbia in the U.S. Navy V-12 Program and had active duty in the South Pacific. In 1950, he married Waldo R. Brighton ’50, and they had three children. They lived in New York, and in retirement, spent time in Florida and Vermont. James enjoyed tennis, skiing, and golf, and was a member of the Pass-a-Grille yacht club. Survivors include Walso, two daughters and son, and seven grandchildren. His brother, Richard H. Jones, taught history at Reed in 1941–86.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2005

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