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Richard Coovert ’52

Richard Coovert ’52, July 21, 2011, in Portland. Richard earned his BA from Reed in physics, writing the thesis “The Construction of a Bent Crystal X-Ray Spectrograph.” He went on to get a PhD from the University of Illinois and worked as a research physicist at Tektronix. He became chief scientist for Planar Systems, retiring in 1997. Richard also served in the navy and enjoyed recreational boating.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2011

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