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Philip H. Rieger ’56

Philip H. Rieger ’56, April 17, 2004, in Providence, Rhode Island. Philip graduated from Reed Phi Beta Kappa, with a BA in chemistry, and received the Class of ’21 prize for his creative thesis. He earned a doctorate from Columbia University in chemistry in 1962, after which he joined the faculty at Brown University. He was appointed full professor in 1977, and retired as professor emeritus after 40 years. His research centered on electron spin-resonance spectroscopy and organometallic chemistry. He wrote more than 100 (published) articles and the textbook Electrochemistry. Professional associations included the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society, the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers, and the International EPR Group. In 1957, he married Anne Bioren Lloyd ’56, also a professor of chemistry at Brown, and they had one child. They spent sabbatical years in Australia, New Zealand, England, and Vermont. Philip attended the Episcopal church and participated in the choir and vestry. Survivors include Anne, his daughter, two grandchildren, and a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2004

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