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Folger Johnson ’36

Folger Johnson Jr. ’36, January 29, 1998, in Beaverton, Oregon. He was a retired federal bankruptcy judge. After attending Reed, he transferred to Pomona College and earned a BA in 1937. He attended Northwestern College of Law and received a JD in 1941. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy, and continued in the naval reserves for about 20 years. He was an attorney in the Portland City Attorney’s Office for several years until his appointment in 1955 as judge for the 9th District, Federal Bankruptcy Court. He served in that capacity until his retirement as senior judge in 1984. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Seaside, Oregon. Survivors include two sons, a stepson, and eight grandchildren. His wife died in 1994.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 1999

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