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James Whitley ’35

James Whitely ’35, February 4, 1995, in Portland. He attended Reed for two years before transferring to the University of Oregon. He earned a medical degree from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1938. He married Sue Menzies in 1937. After interning at the medical school hospital and spending a year as a physician at the Student Health Service at Oregon State University, he took a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oregon Medical School. During World War II he served as a medical officer in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, obtaining the rank of captain in the medical corps. In 1946 he opened a private practice in obstetrics and gynecology in Portland, retiring in 1988. He served as president of the Oregon Division of the American Cancer Society in the ’60s. Survivors include his wife and a daughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 1995

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