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George F. Jeffcott ’31

George Jeffcott ’31, June 22, 2000, in Portland. He attended Reed for one year and earned a DMD from North Pacific College of Dentistry in 1932. He served in the U.S. Army in the dental corps before and during World War II, including service in Puerto Rico, Germany, and the Middle East. At the time of his retirement from the army in 1960, he was chief of dental service in Europe at the rank of colonel. He was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal and wrote a book analyzing dental service problems during the war. After retirement, he moved to Waldport, Oregon, and continued to practice dentistry until 1964. He later moved to King City, Oregon. He was a past president of the Native Plant Society of Oregon. Survivors include his second wife; a daughter; a son; a stepdaughter; a stepson; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2001

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