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Phillip Ward Payton ’51

Phillip Ward Payton ’51, September 28, 2004, in Springfield, Oregon, from renal disease and emphysema. Phillip received a BA in economics from Reed. He then earned an MA in university education and economics in 1954 and an EdD in international business in 1960 from Stanford. He lived primarily in the Bay Area, teaching in various institutions including the University of San Francisco; Lincoln University in San Francisco, where he was dean of the business department; San Jose College; and National University in Las Vegas. He continued teaching in retirement, his last position at Evergreen College in San Jose. Phillip enjoyed the outdoors—especially near waterfalls, riding bikes, playing golf, reading, and traveling. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Survivors include his wife; a son; five stepsons and a stepdaughter; eight grandchildren; and cousins, including Almalee Stewart Henderson ’47, who supplied some of the details for this memorial, and Nancy Stewart Green ’50.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2005

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