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John Fox Griffith ’50

John Fox Griffith ’50, June 19, 2005, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following service with the U.S. Navy during World War II, Jack entered Reed and earned a BA in chemistry. He married Mary I. Filion ’49 in 1949; they had four daughters. After completing a PhD in biochemistry from Iowa State (University) in 1954, Jack went to work for Proctor and Gamble as a toxicologist; he retired in 1991. He also taught at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He was an original member of the Toxicological Advisory Board of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and a member of the Society of Toxicology and of the Cosmetic Chemists Association. He was active in the Unitarian Church, a volunteer for Junior Achievement and Literacy Volunteers, a choral singer, a generous supporter of Reed, and a "true gentleman to the last." Survivors include his daughters, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. Mary died in 2002.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2005

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