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Frank Manley Warren, Trustee

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Frank Manley Warren, an emeritus member of the Reed board of trustees, died January 22, 2009, in Portland. He was born in Portland, earned a BS from Stanford in engineering and an MBA from Harvard. Following receipt of the MBA, he went to work for Portland General Electric Company. He joined U.S. Army Transportation Forces in 1942 and returned to work at PGE after World War II. In 1955, he was appointed company president, and retired in 1980. He also served as director of U.S. National Bank of Portland, the Portland Library Association, and the Portland Community Chest. Frank was chairman of the Port of Portland and president of the Arlington Club and the Waverly Country Club. He joined the Reed board of trustees in 1949, actively serving until 1978. In 1969, he was appointed to Oregon Board of Education, and served for eight years. He also was on the board of Tektronix. Outside of his employment and community commitments, he found time to golf, do woodworking, and to excel as an airplane pilot. Frank was married to Jean Miner for 62 years; she died in 1997. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Kappes Warren; a son and two daughters; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2009

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