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Jere J. Lord ’43

Jere Johns Lord ’43, October 15, 2006, in Seattle, Washington. Jere received a BA from Reed in physics. He worked on the Manhattan Project at UC Berkeley and at Oak Ridge (National Laboratory) in Tennessee. He then studied at the University of Chicago, where he earned a PhD in physics. In 1952, he joined the physics staff at the University of Washington, where he taught classes and conducted research on cosmic rays and other high-energy subatomic particles. He served as president of the Western Division of the American Association of Physics Teachers, and was a fellow of the American Academy of Science. Jere retired from teaching in 1992, but continued his research. He also enjoyed folk dancing, hiking, and mountain climbing, as a member of the Mountaineers Club. Survivors include his wife, Miriam, to whom he was married for 59 years; and three sons.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2007

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