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George W. Dana, Staff

George W. Dana, medical director of the Reed health center, August 24, 2006, in Portland. George graduated from Harvard College in 1940 and Harvard Medical School in 1943. He served two years in the U.S. Army in the Panama Canal Zone. In 1951, he married Elizabeth S. Rathbun; they moved to Oregon, and George entered into medical practice at the Portland Clinic. He taught pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University, with a special focus in hematology and hemophilia, and worked for Reed from 1970 to 1987. His community interests centered on conservation and humanitarian issues; he was a member of a variety of organizations, including the Great Books Club, the World Without War Council, and the Oregon Chapter of the Hemophilia Foundation, for which he created a summer camp. Family vacations for the couple and their four children included canoeing and rock-hounding adventures in Oregon, Wyoming, and Alaska. Says Reed vice president and treasurer Ed McFarlane [1973–]: "I remember him as a man who always had the students first in his thoughts and actions. He was a gentle and caring person who devoted many years to the college and to the students that attended Reed." Survivors include his children, 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and his sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2007

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