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Ralph Russell Wilkinson ’53

Ralph Russell Wilkinson ’53, May 10, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. Ralph earned his BA from Reed in chemistry and went on to get a PhD from the University of Oregon in physical chemistry and an MBA from the University of Missouri. Ralph was a research chemist at the VA Hospital and for Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City. He taught at Rockhurst College and Cleveland Chiropractic College, from which he retired as professor emeritus. In addition, he consulted in biochemistry toxicology related to environmental outcomes. He was a National Science Foundation Fellow and a member of the American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi Association. In retirement, he volunteered as a tour guide at the Kemper Museum of Modern Art. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2011

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