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John L. Phillips ’34

John L. Phillips ’34, November 18, 1993, in Boise, Idaho, where he had lived since 1992. Prior to attending Reed, he served in the U.S. Army in World War I. John entered Reed in 1919, but withdrew after a year to work. He married Edith Turner ’22 in 1922. After numerous jobs, he returned to Reed in 1931, graduating with a degree in physics in 1934. After graduating, he taught at Benson High School in Portland and then became vice principal at Lincoln High School. In 1941, John received an MA in counseling and guidance from Oregon State University. He went on to serve as principal at six different Portland grade schools, retiring in 1964. After his wife's death in 1954, John married Ivy Mierow, who died in 1989. Survivors include a brother; son John Phillips Jr. ’48; two stepchildren, including Gloria Brownell Misar ’45; 14 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1994

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