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Douglas Lee McMillin ’64

Douglas Lee McMilin ’64, December 23, 1966, in Berkeley, California, from of acute leukemia. Doug completed a BA from Reed in physics, working with adviser Prof. Dennis G. Hoffman [physics 1959–80]. He was in his third year of graduate study in physics at the University of California when he became ill. The Reed community learned in early November of his illness, at which time a request for blood donations was sent to alumni of the 1960 through 1966 classes. Response was quick and generous. When the bloodmobile came to campus on December 7, 1966, 55 pints were donated by faculty, staff, and students. Survivors include by his wife, Natalie Benumof McMilin ’62, MAT ’65, daughter Rachel, brother Kenneth D. McMilin ’66, and his parents."The McMilin family extended their appreciation to the entire Reed community for the many acts of concern on Doug’s behalf." [Additional source: Hayward Daily Review, December 1966]

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 1967 [Reed Bulletin]

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