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Edgar A. Possehl ’51

Edgar A. Possehl ’51, December 31, 2007, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Ed received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Reed and a master's degree from University of California, Los Angeles. As a biological engineer, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. While engaged in studies for his doctorate degree, Possehl worked in the forestry and horticulture department at Oregon State College (University). Following that, he was employed with the 7 Dees Nurseries in Lake Oswego. Survivors include his wife of four years, Shirley Haugen, and his mother, Charlotte. The Possehl Family Scholarship, a gift to Reed from Ed, his wife, and his mother, will be created to support students of need in chemistry or mathematics and the natural sciences.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2008

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