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David L. Gass ’40

March 27, 2018, in Skokie, Illinois, at the age of 99.

David followed his older brother, Oscar Gass ’34, to Reed and started here two years ahead of his sister, Frieda Cohen ’42. Majoring in economics, he wrote his thesis, “A Study of the Propensity to Consume,” with Prof. Robert Terrill [economics 1937–44] advising. He went on to complete the requirements for a PhD, with the exception of thesis, at Stanford University. For many years, David was president of Gem Manufacturing Co., an automotive accessory wholesale and manufacturing firm in Chicago. He was elected to the Reed board of trustees. He is survived by his daughters, Trudy Burke and Ethel Jevsevar; his son, Zachary Gass; and his sister, Frieda.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2019

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