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Noel R. Gillespie ’52

Noel Gillespie ’52, June 30, 1996. He was a resident of Alexandria, Virginia. After graduating from Reed, he received a master’s degree in advanced international studies from Johns Hopkins University in 1954 and also attended Princeton University. In 1956, he took a job with the Library of Congress as a music cataloger and then moved to the U.S. Copyright Office, where he worked until his death. He worked as head examiner in the music copyrights department and was supervisory examiner in the literary section of the examining division. An accomplished pianist and conductor, he organized and administered the library’s Gilbert & Sullivan Club for three years. In addition to his work at the Library of Congress, he was a freelance writer and reviewer and wrote music and theatre reviews for Dance and After Dark magazines. He also did interviews for Voice of America. He is survived by his brother and sister. The family suggests that contributions in his name be made to the Reed College Alumni Fund.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1996

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