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William Owen Buschman ’41

William Owen Buschman '41, February 16, 2009, at home, in San Luis Obispo, California. William earned a BA from Reed in mathematics, an MEd in school administration from University of Oregon, and an EdD in mathematics and education from Oregon State University. For eight years, beginning in 1956, he was in charge of teacher training in mathematics at California State Polytechnic College, after which he directed the college's computer center. He advanced to the rank of professor in 1965 and retired as professor emeritus in 1980. William did research for the University of Oregon Medical School and Stanford Research Institute, and served as a consultant for Science Research Associates. His publications included articles in education and mathematics journals, and in orchid journals, reflecting his special interest in the plants. He also painted and exhibited his watercolors. Survivors include his wife, Lois L. Zimmerman ’45, whom he married in 1943; a son; two daughters; a grandson; and a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2009

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