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James Power Whitbeck ’80

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James Power Whitbeck ’80, August 30, 2004, in Oregon. Jim began his higher education at Reed, transferring to Columbia University in the 3/2 program in engineering. He received a BA in physics from Reed, and a BS in materials science and metallurgy from Columbia in 1980. Returning to the Portland area, he worked as an electron device process engineer at Tektronix, and as an engineer for Xerox. In 1984, he married Jeanne Hill ’78. Survivors include Jeanne, son, daughter, mother, two sisters, and brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2005

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