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Ames Birrell Hendrickson ’48

Ames Birrell Hendrickson ’48, June 9, 2011, in Santa Ana, California. Born and raised in Portland, Ames went to Lincoln High School (where he was student body president) before coming to Reed. After Pearl Harbor, Ames joined the U.S. Navy, became a lieutenant, and commanded a landing ship tank in the South Pacific, where he saw active duty in Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After three years of study at Reed, broken up by military service, he transferred to the University of Oregon, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. In the span of a 33-year career, Ames held numerous positions at two department stores, Meier & Frank in Portland and Broadway-Hale in Los Angeles. He was a longtime member of the Multnomah Athletic Club and enjoyed tennis, golf, and swimming, and he devoted time to charity and faith-based community work. Survivors include his nephew, Ames Hendrickson; and his cousin, Carroll Hendrickson ’42.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2011

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