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Harriet J. Wilson MALS ’69

Hannah J. Wilson MALS ’69, October 17, 2004, in Eugene, Oregon. Hannah received a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Oregon before earning her master’s degree at Reed. She taught high school English and humanities for 20 years in Eugene, and was head of the English department at South Eugene High School. She also taught in numerous international settings. Described as an inspirational teacher and an activist, she was also a professional short story writer and poet. She received an Oregon Literary Arts grant to research one of her novels in Greece. A member of the Oregon Masters Club, Hannah organized track and field awards, and also participated in 10 marathons. Her life was characterized by devotion to family and community, and consequently to human rights and peace. She was married to Jake Wilson; they had two children and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2005

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