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Roger Lewis Randall ’42

Roger Lewis Randall ’42, December 3, 2005, in Stockton, California. Roger received a BA from Reed in economics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He did graduate studies in labor economics at Johns Hopkins University (1942–43) and University of California, Berkeley (1948–49). Roger's professional career in industrial relations included official positions with both labor and management, primarily in marine and rail transportation, but also in federal mediation (1965). He retired in 1983 as an assistant regional director of the Federal Mediation Service for seven western states. He also pursued university-oriented research and writing, and taught classes in conflict resolution. For eight years, he worked as a join labor-management appointee administering railroad hospital plans. In 1940, he married Ruth Byers; they had four sons, and lived primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. In retirement, they moved to Sonora. Roger was active in the Bay Area Boy Scouts, the Sonora United Methodist Church, and the local music community. He also performed viola with the Symphony of the Sierras. Survivors include his wife, sons, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and his brother, Harry Randall ’37.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2006

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