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George Flittie ’56

George F. Flittie ’56, January 3, 2003, in Portland. George graduated with a BA in economics from Reed, and received an MEd in secondary education from the University of Oregon in 1961. He taught social studies at Grant High School in Portland for many years, and was awarded a John Hay Fellowship in 1964, which he used for a year’s advanced study at Northwestern University. His teaching career also involved work as a curriculum associate for Adams High School, and as a night school director for Grant. He and his wife, Jean Anderson Flittie, raised three children, a son and two daughters. George remarked that his experience at Reed was wonderful, that it "nourished a soul I was unaware of," and gave him "10,001 valuable metaphors."

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2003

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