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Alan Reid Brodie ’51

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Alan Reid Brodie ’51, October 18, 2010, at home in Chicago, Illinois. Alan grew up in Portland, the son of F. Walter Brodie ’23 and medical pioneer Jessie Laird Brodie ’20, and brother of Laird C. Brodie ’44. He earned a BA from Reed in general literature and a JD from the University of Chicago. He served in U.S. Army Intelligence in Germany for a year, after which he returned to Chicago to practice law. Alan specialized in employee benefits with Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, and retired in 1987. His passion for archaeology led to travel in the Middle East. He also enjoyed opera, contemporary music, and modern art. He was a member of the visiting committee of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago and served on the National Advisory Council at Reed. In 1988, he endowed the Brodie Family Scholarship at Reed to recognize the college's importance in his life and in the life of other members of his family. A sister and extended family members survive him.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2011

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