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James Arthur Seagraves ’51

James Arthur Seagraves ’51, February 25, 2006, from cancer, in Oregon. Jim received a BA from Reed in economics. He did graduate work in economics at Iowa State University, earning an MA in 1952 and a PhD in 1956. During the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Army. He was an agricultural economist at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, retiring as professor emeritus after 30 years. While at the university, he worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Central and South America. In 1989, he moved to Oregon City. Jim enjoyed English country dancing and the waltz; was on the board of the Clackamas County Library; and was a member of the Portland chapter of the Jane Austen Society. Survivors include two sons, including Hal L. Seagraves ’79; three daughters, including Caren L. Seagraves ’89; six grandchildren; and four brothers.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2006

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