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Harlow F. Lenon ’35

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Harlow F. Lenon ’35, October 25, 2006, in Portland. Harlow attended Reed for two years before transferring to Northwestern School of Law (Lewis & Clark); he was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 1937 and went into private practice with his father. During World War II, he served in five campaigns through France, Belgium, and Germany; he received numerous medals, including the Silver Star. He returned to his law practice after the war, and was appointed to the Multnomah County circuit court in 1965, serving as a judge for 16 years. He taught at Northwestern for 24 years. In 1950, he married Jane Howe. Harlow was a 15-year volunteer reader for the blind, taping books through Independent Living Resources; he also made pots and ceramic sculpture. He was named Portland's First Citizen by the Portland Board of Realtors in 1982, and honored for 44 years of service to the community as a lawyer, judge, counselor, teacher, and legal scholar. Survivors include his wife, two sons, three grandsons, and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2007

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