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Barbara Elizabeth Richards ’51

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Barbara Elizabeth Richards ’51, December 13, 2011, in Stockton, California. Barbara earned a BA in social sciences from Reed, writing her thesis, "The Effect of Interpersonal Influence on Fashion," and then earned an MSW from the University of Denver. She was a medical social worker and public assistance consultant for the state of Nevada. In 1966, she moved to Stockton to be director of medical social services for San Joaquin General Hospital and remained in the position until her retirement in 1987.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2012

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