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Edward Sumner Prentice ’40

Edward Sumner Prentice ’40, April 7, 2006, in Washington, D.C. Edward received a BA from Reed in political science, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He married Charlotte Anna Chambers ’39 in 1941. They moved to Boston, where he earned an MA from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts and Harvard, in international economics. He enlisted in the army air corps during World War II, serving as a fighter pilot and instructor. His career in international diplomacy and economic advising began with the transport economics department of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget in Washington, D.C., and in the State Department. He was chief trade negotiator for the Marshall Aid Program in London and ran the U.S. Overseas Mission (now U.S. AID) in the Philippines. He was director of International Economics for Stanford Research Institute, and also worked at the World Bank and in numerous international economic consulting positions in many countries. Edward's work took him to such destinations as Bangladesh, Nigeria, the Philippines, Taiwan, the Netherlands, and Tunisia; and stateside to California and New York, before settling in Washington, D.C., where he worked in real estate. He enjoyed travel, experiencing new places and cultures, gardening, fishing, and the arts, as well as spending time at the family vacation home on Cayuga Lake in Ithaca. Survivors include two daughters and two sons, 18 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Charlotte died in February.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2006

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