This is not your typical state bar president. His hair is not gray. In fact, it happens to be red this week, but chances are it could be blond by August. A tie? Hed prefer not. To relax? Knitting, of course.

Or, as Judge Deanne Darling describes Oregon State Bars new president Mark Johnson 82, "What can I say about a man who tells the world that he wears pearls to work out in to add a touch of elegance to an otherwise tawdry scene? This is a man whose self-image is rock solid."

Johnson says Reed College helped him develop that rock-solid self-image. "Reed is a place where independence and self-sufficiency are revered," he says. "Its a place where students are encouraged to express themselves . . . to grow up and become the adult men and women they were meant to be."



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