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Rex Freeman ’50

Rex Freeman ’50, August 6, 2003, in Vancouver, Washington. Rex attended Reed for three years following military service in the South Pacific in World War II. From 1951 to 1959 he worked with the Corps of Engineers, then transferred to the Bonneville Power Administration, working there until 1978. As the supervisory chemist, he formulated and guided several technically important research programs and projects, and was a technical consultant to the branches of maintenance, construction, and design. Within BPA, Rex provided scientific leadership in implementing gas in transformer oil analyses, and served as coordinator for the disposal of hazardous materials. In retirement, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and Navajo weaving. Rex is survived by his wife, Helen Rand Freeman, and their son, J. Michael Freeman ’71.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2003

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