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Robert Lothian ’82

Robert Lothian ’82, May 19, 2013, in Portland, from cancer. Bob began his college years at the University of Oregon in 1967–70 and completed a BA from Reed in political science. He also earned an MS in journalism from Columbia University in 1992. Bob worked as a welder, mechanic, firefighter, and wilderness ranger before beginning a career as a freelance journalist for the Oregonian, the Portland Observer, and the Catholic Sentinel. He also worked as a reporter and photographer for the Bandon Western World, the Ashland Daily Tidings, and the Ashland Democrat Herald. Bob later worked for Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services as a case manager and hearings representative. He was a member of the Mazamas and summited 11 of the major Pacific Northwest peaks, including Mount Rainier, Mount Olympus, and Glacier Peak. He served on the Mazamas conservation committee and as a board member for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Multnomah County. Survivors include a son and three brothers.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2013

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