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Gaulda Jermulowske Hahn ’38

Gaulda Jermulowske Hahn ’38, July 7, 1999, in Portland. After graduating from Reed, she earned a Certificate of Social Work from the University of Southern California. In 1939, she returned to Portland and worked in the Department of Public Welfare until 1941, when she became the fifth woman to serve in the Portland Police Department. Two years later she moved to New York, where she earned a master’s in social work from the Columbia University School of Social Work. She worked as a psychiatric social worker for the American Red Cross in the Oakland Naval Hospital. She married Arthur Hahn in 1946 and they lived for two years in Munich, Germany, where she worked as a social worker for the military to reunite families and address other problems in the aftermath of World War II. In 1948 the family returned to Portland. Later they moved to Walla Walla, Washington; Seattle, Washington; and Springfield, Massachusetts. They returned to Portland in 1964. Following the death of her husband in 1973, she established a private practice as a social worker and retired in 1981. In 1994, she became president of the Sisterhood of Robison Jewish Home for the Aged in Portland. Survivors include a son. A second son died in 1971.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1999

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