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Frank J. Breall ’33

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Frank J. Breall ’33, May 10, 2001, in Laguna Hills, California. While at Reed, Frank demonstrated not only prowess in mathematics, for which he received a bachelor's degree, but was also recognized as a dancer and basketball player. After leaving Reed, he attended Boston University on a mathematics fellowship, and then taught mathematics in Portland high schools and as an instructor at Reed during World War II. During the war, he also worked for 20th Century Fox, and afterward began a career as a jeweler. In later years, he returned to mathematics as a substitute teacher; was a partner in a theatrical promotion company, Northwest Releasing Company; and held executive positions in the Oregon State Jewelers Association. He and Annette Shevach Breall were married for 65 years; they had two daughters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2009

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