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Roger William James ’49

Roger William James ’49, July 18, 2013, in Kennewick, Washington. Roger came to Reed after serving in the U.S. Army. He earned a BA from Reed and an MS from Oregon State College (University) in chemistry and made a career as a chemist at the Hanford nuclear facility in Washington. He never missed a day of work in his career there. He lived simply, in a Richland alphabet house he purchased in the 1950s. He was devoted to caring for animals and contributed to their charitable support, such as providing resources to establish the Roger James Animal Adoption Center in Kennewick.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2013

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