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Melbourne G. Evans ’37

Melbourne G. Evans ’37, May 11, 2001, in New Mexico. Melbourne received a BA from Reed in history. He then attended University of California, Berkeley, earning an MA in 1940 and a PhD in 1948 in philosophy. During World War II he worked in army intelligence, unofficially with the British cryptography group in Bengal, and later in China. His first teaching experience was in Syracuse University, where he met his wife, M. Pauline Davidson; they raised a son and daughter. The family settled in New Mexico, on an old ranch on the outskirts of Albuquerque, and raised and raced Arabian and thoroughbred horses. Melbourne took a position with the University of New Mexico, and in retirement lived in Albuquerque. His sister, Muriel Evans Shields ’33, also graduated from Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2006

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