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Robert P. Moore ’45

Robert P. Moore ’45, May 4, 1999, in Palestine, Texas. After attending Reed, he married Maxine Moore ’42. The couple moved to Minneapolis in 1943, where he received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In 1951, they moved to Houston, Texas, where he took a post at St. John’s School and she worked as a social worker. In 1969, the couple founded the Chinquapin School, a nonprofit, college-preparatory weekly boarding school for low-income, inner city students. He was the school’s director, and she served as a guidance counselor, teacher and administrative assistant. He wrote a weekly column for the Herald Press. They retired in Palestine, Texas in 1983. Ten years later, they coauthored Up From the Roots, Growing a Vocabulary, a guide to the structure and origins of the English language that grew out of their work at Chinquapin School. They also coauthored The NTC Dictionary of Latin and Greek Origins, published in 1997. Survivors include three sons and four grandchildren. His wife died in August 1998.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1999

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