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Roger Bennett Johnston ’71

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Roger Bennett Johnston ’71, May 12, 2004. Roger earned a bachelor’s degree from Reed in political science. While at Reed, he initiated a weekly campus litter patrol in accordance with his desire for a clean environment. In 1976, he was a candidate for a master’s degree in history from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Roger held a number of jobs with the U.S. Forest Service in Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest in California, and in the Monte Cristo and Verlot Ranger Districts in Washington. He worked as an editor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the ’80s; and in the ’90s, he provided sea kayak tours and instruction through his Washington state business, Upper Left-Hand Kayak Tours. His death was reported by his wife, Beth Ungerecht.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2004

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