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David Young U Kim ’74

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David Young U Kim ’74, October 29, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, from complications of cancer. David was born in Hawaii, and joined the family of Dr. Walter C. Griggs in New Hampshire in 1968. He graduated from Hanover High School, where he lettered in soccer and baseball. At Reed, he earned a BA in American studies, writing the thesis “Irish Families in Portland, Oregon, 1860–1880.” He received a JD from the University of Oregon, and served as president of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California and as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Court. He published many papers, predominantly on immigration law. “Through his work he had considerable success in keeping immigrant family groups intact in the United States.” He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and coached youth basketball. “As a tribute to David, please value the immigrants with whom you come in contact in your family, at school, at work, and in your community.” Survivors include his wife, Jane, and their three sons.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2015

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