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Gordon A. Setterberg ’42

Gordon Arthur Setterberg ’42, August 30, 2006, in Portland. Gordon received a BA from Reed in political science. After graduation, he was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corp, and served in the South Pacific and stateside during World War II. In 1943, he married Dorothy Jean Hamilton ’45. After the war, he worked for EQUIFAX in Atlanta, Georgia, and for the H.J. Heinz Company. In 1951, he began a position with the office of personnel management in the investigations division of the U.S. Government. The couple settled in the Portland area in 1956—Dottie was the Reed chemistry department secretary for 20 years (1958–78)—and in retirement, the couple traveled extensively. Vintage automobiles were a primary field of interest for them both. Gordon's brothers, James M. Setterberg ’37 and H. Donald Setterberg ’39, also graduated from Reed. Survivors include Dottie and Don.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2007

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