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Frederick P. Mason ’28

Frederick Mason ’28, May 31, 2001, in The Dalles, Oregon. After attending Reed for three years, he transferred to the University of Washington, where he earned a BA in economics in 1928 and a JD in 1931. He practiced law for over 51 years in Vancouver, Washington, focusing oncommercial laws, trusts, and real estate. He was active in community and civic affairs throughout his life. In the 1930s, as a member of the Silver Star Ski Club, he helped obtain a $500,000 grant from the Works Progress Administration to complete the construction of Timberline Lodge. He served three terms in the State of Washington house of representatives, served as director and past president of various civic and business organizations in Vancouver, was an active member of the Washington State Bar Association, and was a past president of the Clark County Bar Association. He was a member of St. Luke and Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal churches in Vancouver and served on their building committees. He retired from the active practice of law in 1982 and moved to Seaview, Washington, where he became involved in both community and political affairs. Survivors include a daughter, two grandsons, a great-granddaughter, and a nephew, Thomas Landye ’60. His wife of 65 years died in 2000, and his sister, Ethel Mason Landye ’30, died in 1996.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2001

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