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Edward R. Tallman ’55

Edward Tallman ’55, of prostate cancer, August 6, 2001, in Falcon Cove, Oregon. He earned an MD from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis in 1959 and received a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1966. He practiced psychiatry in Los Angeles until 1975, when he returned to Portland. In 1977, he purchased 160 acres of land on the northern Oregon coast and, with the help of other family members, built it into a dairy farm. During this time, he continued to practice psychiatry in Portland and at the North Coast Medical Clinic in Seaside, Oregon, and he was involved in substance abuse treatment of the homeless in Portland. He retired from practice in 1996. He married Sarita Southgate ’57 in 1955, and after their divorce, he married Viviane Peter in 1971. He was a founder of the Fire Mountain School in Arch Cape, Oregon, and was a board member of Restoration House in Seaside. He loved skiing and boating, and in retirement he learned to play the clarinet. Survivors include his wife; four sons; a daughter, and five grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2002

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