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Donald Morrow Sutherland ’37

Donald Morrow Sutherland ’37, June 30, 2007, in Oregon. Donald received his BA from Reed in economics. His first job was with the Oregon highway department, doing a fiscal survey of local government highway expenditures. He married Mildred F. Blair in 1939; they had two daughters and a son. Financial difficulties forced Donald to conclude his graduate study at University of California, Berkeley, and to take a job with the Farm Security Administration in Oregon, and later one with the Multnomah County Welfare Department. In 1945, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He worked as a statistician for 10 years for the Unemployment Compensation Commission in Salem. In 1951, he took a position as comptroller for the State Accident Insurance Fund (Workman's Compensation Insurance), moving to a position as director of planning and research; his remained with the corporation until retirement in 1985. He learned home building first hand, while creating a family home in Salem, and developed competency in the use of computers. His brother, William M. Sutherland ’41, also graduated from Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2008

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