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John Leonard Powell ’43

John Leonard Powell ’43, April 17, 2004, in Eugene, Oregon. John earned a BA in physics from Reed. During World War II, he attended and worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, going on to receive a PhD in physics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1948. He left Wisconsin to take a position with the physics faculty at the University of Oregon in 1955. In 1982 he retired as professor emeritus. His marriage to June Lienkaemper in Boston in 1943 lasted 41 years, and they had two children. John's personal interests focused on gardening and carpentry. Survivors include his daughter and son.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2005

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