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Alfred Stanley Levinson ’54

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Alfred Stanley Levinson 54, December 10, 2008, in Portland. Al received his BA from Reed in chemistry, and then entered the master s program in chemistry at Wesleyan University. I had had no intentions of going to grad school up to that point, but [Reed professor] Arthur Scott helped me make up my mind and I went. In 1958, he married Amy Perlson Levinson 54 and went to Indiana University for graduate work. Their two daughters, Rebecca and Ellen E. Levinson 84, were born during the time that Al completed his doctorate and post-doctorate work in chemistry and Amy had a full-time position in microbiology. In 1963, he joined the faculty of Portland State College. He retired as professor emeritus of organic chemistry in 1994. Survivors include daughter Ellen; a son; and his cousin, Toinette H. Menashe MALS 72.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2009

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