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Charles Leonard Kibby ’59

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Charles Leonard Kibby ’59, May 16, 2013, in Benicia, California. Chuck earned a BA in chemistry from Reed, which provided him with a “solid foundation” for his further work in the field, he later wrote. “The environment allows teachers and students to do their best.” He went on to earn a PhD in chemistry at Purdue University, was awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation, and completed postdoctoral research at Harvard. He was a research associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory, a fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, and a member of the research staff at Gulf Science & Technology Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He became a staff scientist for Chevron Research Company in Richmond, California. Chuck and criminologist Diana L. Morrison were married in 1970; they had one son, Kenneth.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2013

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