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Robert E. Grant ’43

December 27, 2019, in Sun City West, Arizona.

Bob was an international banker who spent his early years on his grandparents’ farm in Kansas and his school years in Portland, where he graduated from Lincoln High School. At Reed, he wrote his thesis, “The 100 Per Cent Reserve Plan,” with Prof. Clement Akerman [economics 1920–43] advising. At Reed, he also met his wife Marion Josselyn ’43, and they married in 1945.

With a 40-year career in international banking—including posts in China, Japan, India, the Middle East, and Africa—Bob was a vice president of Citibank. He enjoyed living overseas, and after he and Marion retired to Arizona in 1986, they had many adventures in their Lazy Daze camper touring the Southwest. She died in 2014, and Bob is survived by his three children, Jennifer Busam, David Grant, and Kevin Grant. Bob and Marilyn made a gift to Reed establishing a scholarship in the name of their friend John A. Schulz ’39.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2020

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