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Mitzi D. Leibst ’60

Mitzi Leibst ’60, August 12, 2001, in Seattle, Washington, of a brain tumor. After graduating from Reed, Mitzi entered the U.S. Army, where she served as an intelligence officer and later as a community services officer at Fort Lewis, Washington. In 1971, she received a master’s degree in Slavic and Soviet area studies from the University of Kansas through a special program of the U.S. Army. She retired from the army in 1981 with the rank of lieutenant colonel, and then enrolled in law school at the University of Puget Sound. In 1984, she earned a JD and was admitted to the Washington State Bar. She was known in the Seattle area as a dedicated animal rights activist, and her legal career was devoted to animal rights cases, which she worked on without charge. She is survived by a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2002

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