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Robert Marshall Redding ’53

Robert Marshall Redding ’53, December 19, 2009, in Coronado, California. Robert attended Reed for two years, and received a bachelor's degree from Willamette University. In 1949, he enlisted in the naval reserve, and entered active service in Korea aboard the USS Los Angeles. After the war, he returned to Willamette and earned a JD. In 1957, he accepted a position as special assistant to the attorney general of the Territory of Alaska, but returned to Oregon to private practice two years later. He was active in all fields of military law, and became a legal officer and judge in Guam, California, Washington, D.C., and Italy. During his career, he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal. Robert retired in 1982, and worked as a tax consultant and professional magician. (Allied professions, surely.-Ed) He was married to Marjorie Elvington; they had three sons.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2010

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