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Harold A. Wolf ’53

Harold A. Wolf ’53, October 19, 2004, in Texas. During World War II, Hal served in the U.S. Navy, returning to Oregon in 1947. He attended Reed for a year, and received a BA from the University of Oregon in 1951. From the University of Michigan, he earned an MA in 1952 and a PhD in 1958. He was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu honoraries. His career in teaching began at Lehigh University, and included the University of Colorado–Boulder (1958–67), and the University of Texas–Austin (1967–94). He retired as emeritus professor in 1994. Hal developed a consulting practice with a number of financial institutions, and with the U.S. Postal Service, Southern Union Gas Company, and Lone Star Gas Company. Within the judicial system, he demonstrated expertise in the issues surrounding interest payments on mortgage escrow accounts. He wrote numerous articles for business journals, and published textbooks, including 10 editions of Personal Finance (Allyn & Bacon, 1964). In 1961, he married Jeanette Dunn; they had a daughter and son.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2006

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