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Edwin L. Emerick Jr. ’58

October 27, 2019, in Seattle, Washington, following a stroke.

Ed was a Baker Scholar at Reed, which he considered his strongest academic experience. He wrote his thesis, “Symbolism, Perception and Language in the Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer,” with Prof. Edwin Garlan [philosophy 1946–73] advising. He went on to get a legal education from the University of Chicago, where he earned a JD, and was a teaching fellow at the New York University School of Law.

He joined the Seattle law firm that became McCune, Godfrey, Emerick, & Broggel in 1964, practicing in the University District for 52 years. Known for his integrity, intellect, and generosity, he was a lifelong learner who showed his love of family, friends, and community.

He is survived by Patricia, his wife of 52 years, and his children, Ned (Edwin III) and Elizabeth.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2020

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