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Jane C. Baker ’52

Jane Claire Baker ’52, August 15, 2002, in Salem, Oregon. Jane attended the universities of Oregon and Washington, and St. Helen’s Hall Junior College, before attending Reed for a year and half. She said that her time at Reed gave her confidence in decision making, an interest in examining all sides of an issue, and—thanks to Dorothy Johansen ’33 [history 1934–84]—a burning ambition to know everything about Ancient Greece, a feat that was wonderfully impossible. Her career with the national Camp Fire Girls organization included serving as Pacific Northwest regional director and as executive director of the Golden Gate Council. She worked as the executive director of the New York City YWCA, as personnel director for Lipman Wolfe & Company in Portland, and as an active volunteer in her community.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2003

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