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James Howard Clark ’88

James Howard Clark ’88, April 21, 2013, unexpectedly at home in Seattle, Washington. James grew up in Reno, Nevada, where his mother worked as a librarian and his father as a university professor. He earned a BA from Reed in history, spent some time in Portland, and then traveled through Europe before he enrolled in an MBA program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His career as a management consultant began in Denver and led him back to Portland, where he met Christine. They were married for 11 years and lived in Washington, D.C., and Seattle. James worked for Keane Federal and XIO Strategies. In Seattle, he worked for Bimbo Bakeries. James enjoyed science fiction, fantasy novels, and taking on the challenges of word and number puzzles. He played the bongos and bought his first drum set when he was 44. He also bowled, golfed, and appreciated the competitive challenge of pool and poker. “James touched the lives and hearts of his many friends both personal and professional with his unique sense of humor and his kind heart,” said his family. “He truly cared for the people in his life and always made the effort to stay in touch when too much time had passed between visits.” Survivors include his wife, his brother, and his dog, Jeter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2013

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