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Granville E. McCormick ’49

Granville McCormick ’49, June 11, 1997, in Seattle, Washington. He entered Reed in 1939, but left at the outbreak of World War II to join the U.S. Army, serving as a cryptographer and radio operator overseas. After completing his undergraduate degree in 1949, he entered the University of Oregon and earned a master’s degree in math in 1952. He taught at the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia before joining Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle in 1958. He was chief of mathematics analysis for the aerospace division at Boeing for nearly 30 years, and then served as principal consultant with Boeing Computer Services. In the ’60s, he also taught mathematics on KCTS-TV in Seattle. He was Boeing’s representative to the National Alliance of Business and later was active in the National Alliance of Private Industry Councils. He also served on many civic groups and committees in the Seattle area. His other interests were numerous and varied and included jazz and opera, science fiction, and Sufi philosophy. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Dorothy Doscher McCormick ’47; a daughter; and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1997

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