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Hallie P. Rice ’45

Hallie Palmer Rice Sr. ’45, June 3, 2006, in Baltimore, Maryland. Hallie attended Reed for a year, and transferred to the U.S. Naval Academy at the outbreak of World War II. He served in the Pacific Theatre, and earned s BS from the academy in engineering in 1945. In 1947, he married Virginia Kelly; they had seven children. Hallie left active duty after 10 years, but remained in the naval reserves. He earned an MS from Catholic University in physics in 1952, and took a position as a salesman of electronic implementation in Baltimore. He acquired Edgerly Instruments Laboratories in Remington, Maryland, in 1963; in 1976, then-president Ford chose him as the nation's Small Businessman of the Year. Hallie retired to Florida in 1993. He volunteered service and guidance for the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, including as trustee, and received an honorary doctorate from the college in 1990. Survivors include his wife, four sons, three daughters, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2007

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