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Frederick A. Valentine ’33

Frederick A. Valentine ’33, November 1, 2002, in Los Angeles. After graduating from Reed with a BA in mathematics, Frederick went on to earn a PhD in mathematics from the University of Chicago. He was a member of the mathematics department at UCLA from 1938 until his retirement in 1967. He published numerous articles and a book, Convex Sets, which combined classical and modern theory in convexity for both finite and infinite dimensional spaces. For many decades, he spent summers fly-fishing for trout in western Montana and for Steelhead on the Rogue River in Oregon. Affectionately dubbed "Frederick the Great Grandpa," he is survived by his wife, three daughters, including Virginia Valentine Hall ’60, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2003

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