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Robert Claud McKean ’48

Robert grew up in Portland and attended Franklin High School. He married his childhood friend, Lora Hobson, just before serving in World War II as a fighter pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps. Returning to Oregon after the war, he earned a BA from Reed in psychology, with Prof. Fred Courts [1945–69] serving as his thesis adviser. Robert went on to earn an MA in education from Lewis & Clark College and taught at Sherwood High School and Beaverton High School. He then earned an EdD from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he taught until 1984. He also taught at San Francisco State College and Indiana University. In retirement, Robert and Lora moved to Oregon. They traveled, boated, and enjoyed many years with their three sons, eight grandson, and five great-grandchildren. Lora died in 2013.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2015

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