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James Barry Hoaglin ’55

December 30, 2019, in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Barry was born in Huron, South Dakota, and after a series of moves ended up in Beaverton, Oregon, where, as a student at Beaverton High School, he met Donna Burt. They were married a year after he graduated. At Reed, he wrote his thesis, “Some Influences of Light upon the Reproduction of Certain Organisms, with Special Reference to Hydra,” advised by Prof. Ralph Macy [biology 1942–55].

He went on to the University of Oregon Dental School and practiced as an orthodontist in Hillsboro until 1990. Barry enjoyed traveling, sailing, golf, wood carving, oil painting, and driving and working on old cars. His survivors include his wife, Donna, and his four sons, Randy, David, Brian, and Mark.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2021

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