Richard H. Wollenberg '75 named to board of trustees

Richard H. "Rick" Wollenberg, senior vice president of production for the Longview Fibre Company's Western Container Division, was recently named to the board of trustees. Wollenberg, who graduated from Reed in 1975 with a degree in philosophy and received a J.D. in 1978 from Willamette University, will serve a five-year term. He has also served on Reed's National Advisory Council.

Wollenberg, who works out of Longview, Washington, oversees plants that produce corrugated and solid- fibre shipping containers, corrugated sheets, and handle bags for merchandise, grocery, and shopping. His responsibilities include plants in Washington, California, Idaho, and Utah. Previous to being named senior vice president, Wollenberg served the Longview Fibre Company as division product man- ager and assistant general counsel. Before he joined the company, he practiced law for 10 years in Sitka, Alaska.

Wollenberg is a board member of OMSI and the Longview YMCA. His other civic affiliations have included the Lower Columbia College Foundation and the United Way of Cowlitz County.

He is married to Barbara L. Wollenberg, and they have two children, Erica and Jeffrey. Rick Wollenberg's father, Richard P. Wollenberg, has been a longtime member of the Reed College board of trustees.

Stanley Moore dies at 83

Stanley Williams Moore, 83, died on December 5 in Santa Barbara, California, of a stroke. Moore, who taught philosophy at Reed from 1948 to 1954, was honored in April by a symposium, sponsored by the alumni association and the Oregon Historical Society, concerning his dismissal by trustees during the McCarthy era. Moore, who was too ill to attend, participated through a direct telephone link and through an interview that had been previously videotaped.

The August 1997 issue of Reed featured an article detailing the life of Moore, the conditions of his dismissal and its repercussions, and the April symposium.

Moore was born on July 24, 1914, in Oakland, California, and lived on a ranch near San Jose, California. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he majored in philosophy.

Moore received his B.A. in 1935 and then studied philosophy at Harvard University for a year before returning to the University of California, Berkeley, for more graduate work. He earned his Ph.D. in 1940, then taught at Harvard until 1942, when he entered the U.S. Air Force. As a Marxist, Moore had a motivation for waiting to be drafted: "I went into the military through the mechanism of the draft. One of the reasons I didn't apply for a direct commission was to avoid investigation, which might have resulted in my being turned down for political reasons."

Moore then spent two terms at Cambridge University before accepting a teaching position at Reed. After leaving Reed, he worked at several schools before ending his teaching career at the University of California, San Diego.

Survivors include Daphne, his wife of 33 years, and his daughters, Daisy, of Los Angeles, and Dinah, of San Francisco. The family is planning a memorial service in February in California, and they suggest remembrances to Amnesty International.

A full account of Moore's firing and the circumstances--"Oregon Tests Academic Freedom in (Cold) Wartime: The Reed College Trustees versus Stanley Moore," by Michael Munk '56--was published in the fall 1996 issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly. Munk received an award from the Oregon Historical Society for the article.

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