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Josiah Horton Beeman ’57

Josiah Horton Beeman ’57, June 14, 2006, in Arlington, Virginia, from kidney failure. Joe attended Reed for a year, earning a BA from California State University–San Francisco in political science in 1957. His varied career in public service included such positions as executive director of the United Presbyterian Church in New York, staff director of the Democratic caucus for the U.S. House of Representatives, representative and campaign manager for Governor Jerry Brown, and U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. While serving as ambassador, he was also chief of staff for the U.S. International Broadcasting Agency. Survivors include his wife, Susan, to whom he was married for 10 years; their daughter and son; and his sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2006

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