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John H. Wallace ’41

John H. Wallace ’41, September 20, 2003, in Oakland, California, from cancer. After graduating from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in general literature, Jack enlisted as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific in World War II. After the war, he studied at University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, earning a LLM with honors, and then practiced law in Oakland and San Francisco. He married Margaret Berger in 1942; they had three children and later divorced. He then lived with Cheryl Osborne for 20 years until her death in 1998. Jack enjoyed sailing, his study of the Civil War and World War I, literature, and fine food. He received a Certificat des Etudes Francaise from the University of Genoble, France, in 1938, and maintained an interest in French language and culture throughout his life. His professional associations included arbitration panels for the American Arbitration Association, the U.S. District Court, the Northern District of California, and various California county superior courts. Survivors include his children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2004

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