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Donald N. Johnson ’46

Donald Noble Johnson ’46, October 15, 2006, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Don transferred to Reed from Grinnell College, and received a BA from Reed in economics. At the college, he met Jean McKinley ’45 and they married in 1946. They lived in California, Washington, and Oregon. Don worked for the planning commission, city of Portland and with the Bonneville Power Administration, before taking a position with the University of Oregon Bureau of Governmental Research and Service as an urban economist (1960). He became executive director of the bureau. Survivors include Jean, a son and daughter, and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2007

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