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John H. Stalnaker ’40

John Stalnaker ’40, November 7, 1997, in Portland. He attended Reed for two years and then transferred to Willamette University. After graduating, he entered the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health Sciences University) and obtained an MD in 1945, and then interned at Emanual Hospital, in Portland. In 1946, John was called to active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a physician. He was a medical resident at St. Vincent Hospital from 1948 to 1951, and he then established a practice as a specialist in internal medicine. He married Louise Lucas, a fellow Willamette University student in 1946, and the couple had six children. He was a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the author of a number of medical articles published in medical scientific journals throughout his career. He was also an accomplished trombonist, pianist, and composer who had an early career as a musician and dance band leader while attending Reed. He is survived by his wife; a brother, William Stalnaker ’42; six children; and numerous grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1998

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