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Charles A. Whittlesey ’35

Charles Whittlesey ’35, of cancer, August 18, 1999, in Portland. He worked for Portland General Electric Company for 42 years, retiring in 1978 as power operations coordinator. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. After retiring, he lead school tours of the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant and water power plants. He was an expert on the postmarks of 19th-century Oregon and coauthored a book on the subject, Oregon Postmarks. He was a member and past president of the Oregon Stamp Society and a member of the American Philatelic Society, the Northwest Postal History Society, and the Scandinavian Collectors Club. His other interests included hiking and fishing, and he was a member and past president of the Mazamas. He also enjoyed attending Reed alumni events. Survivors include his wife; a son; a daughter; and a grandchild.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2000

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