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Franklin H. Wilson ’55

Franklin Heden Wilson ’55, December 7, 2002, in Westwood, California. After attending Reed for a short time, Franklin completed requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in political science at UCLA in 1961. He earned an LLB, cum laude, from Columbia University Law School in 1964. For more than 20 years, he practiced corporate litigation with the law firm of McCutchen, Black, Verleger & Shea in Los Angeles, and was a partner from 1972 until his retirement in 1990. During retirement he was an active member of the Pacific Palisades Community Council, serving as chairman from 1998 to 2000. Franklin was a devoted father, and took time to enjoy traveling, hiking, and time with family and friends. Survivors include his two daughters, his longtime companion, his sister, and many nieces and nephews.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2003

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