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Benjamin Franklin Martin III ’99

March 16, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, as a result of a traffic accident.

Ben graduated from Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and earned an MS in telecommunications with a certificate in advanced networking protocols from George Mason University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Reed, where he wrote his thesis with Prof. Leslie Butler [history 1997–98]. He went on to get a JD from Lewis and Clark College and was licensed to practice law in Oregon.

A gentle giant, steadfast and true, Ben enjoyed powerlifting, riding his Triumph motorcycle, target shooting, reading, and messing around with computers and computer networks. He was living in Surprise, Arizona, and was planning to return to Tulsa, which he considered home. He is survived by his mother, Anna Martin.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2020

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