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Gary Robert Field ’56

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Gary Robert Field ’56, May 8, 2013, in McLean, Virginia. Gary grew up in Oregon and earned a BA from Reed in political science. He attended law school and earned a PhD in political science at the University of Oregon, doing his doctoral research in Turkey as a Fulbright scholar. He then joined the faculty in political science at San Fernando Valley State College, leaving that for a career as an intelligence officer with the CIA. He was a member of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, the Middle East Institute, the American Political Science Association, and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. Survivors include his wife, Joanne Taylor Field, to whom he was married for 53 years; two daughters; and three grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2014

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