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Francis J. Reithel ’36

Francis Joseph Reithel ’36, December 2, 2001, in Port Townsend, Washington. Francis graduated from Reed with a BA in chemistry. He attended the University of Oregon, and earned an MA in biochemistry in 1938 and a PhD in 1942. In 1978, he retired as an emeritus professor of chemistry from the University of Oregon, after a career that included serving as head of the department. He married Mary Dickson in 1939, and they had a daughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2004

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