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Hubert Ferguson Leonard ’37

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Hubert Ferguson Leonard ’37, May 4, 2008, in Portland. Hubert received a BA from Reed in political science. He married June G. Groth in 1938 and they had one son. Hubert worked for Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company from 1937 to 1960, advancing through various assignments to an appointment as area personnel supervisor, with responsibilities in employment, college relations, management training, and development. In 1960, he accepted a position with Melridge in Vancouver, Washington, a private investment firm owned by Jack Murdock, cofounder of Tektronix. He later became executive director of the Millicent Foundation in Vancouver. Hubert was a volunteer and member of numerous organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, the education committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, United Good Neighbor campaigns, the Portland Symphony Society, and the Reed alumni association. He was the Oregon delegate to the White House Conference on Education in 1955, and, in subsequent years, he maintained an active connection to the issues raised at the conference.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2008

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