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Susanna Polsky Jacob ’53

Susanna Polsky Jacob ’53, October 13, 2005, in California. Sue attended Reed for a year, transferring to the University of Oregon, and leaving there in 1952 to join the Beat Movement in San Francisco. She married Bernard Jacob in 1956; his legal career took them to Washington, D.C., and then to Los Angeles. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Cal State Northridge and taught English composition at San Fernando Valley College. In 1967, she divorced, and moved with her son to Inverness Park. She earned a teaching credential and taught in a number of settings. She was also a member of the West Marin’s Environmental Action Committee for 15 years, and served as the committee’s executive director. Survivors include her son and grandson.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2006

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