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Frank C. Pennington ’48

Frank C. Pennington ’48, September 18, 2001, in California. Frank attended Reed in the army premeteorology program. He returned to Reed in 1946, and graduated with a BA in chemistry in 1948. He earned a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Rochester in 1951. From 1951 to 1955, he was a research chemist for Charles Pfizer and Company in New York, leaving to take a position with the chemistry department at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1969, he became dean of the School of Natural Sciences at California State University-Chico (1969–77) and professor of chemistry, retiring as professor emeritus. Frank's research interests took him to universities in England, Yugoslavia, and Norway. In 1947, he married Marcia K. Grein ’49; they had a son and a daughter, Adriane Pennington Borgias ’79.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2006

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