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George Corwin Krueger ’45

George Corwin Krueger ’45, September 26, 2004, in Bangor, Maine. George graduated from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He earned a PhD in physics from Brown University in 1951, and joined the faculty at the University of Maine at Orono where he taught for 47 years. His professional associations, reflecting his interests in optics, atmospheric physics, and flying, included the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the Experimental Aircraft Association. During summers 1960–63, he was chief scientist for a U.S. Army Signal Corp project at Baxter State Park in Maine, studying the fluctuations of the earth’s magnetic field. In 1965 and 1966, he was deputy chief scientist at Kirkland Air Force Base in New Mexico. George inspired all he knew with his "joyful appreciation of life," his application of intelligence, and his vibrant personality. Survivors include his wife, Ann, to whom he was married for 39 years; his daughter and son, four grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2005

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