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Elizabeth Redfield Marsh ’45

Elizabeth Redfield Marsh ’45, October 10, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth came from a family devoted to science. (Her father, Alfred Redfield, made significant contributions to the field of meteorology.) She attended Reed for two years and married Charles R. Marsh in 1943. Twenty years later, she earned a BS and PhD in geography from Penn State. Elizabeth was instrumental in founding Stockton State College in New Jersey, which she said was modeled after Reed. She taught environmental studies at Stockton and served as divisional chair of natural sciences and mathematics (1971-86). In retirement, she taught part-time at Bucknell University, volunteered with the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Account board, and was board president of Lewisburg Prison Project. She had three sons and one daughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2011

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