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James Engel Farnell ’51

James Engel Farnell ’51, October 14, 2003, in Phoenix, Arizona, from cancer. James received a BA in history from Reed and continued his education at the University of Chicago, where he earned an MA in 1952 and a PhD in 1963 in history. He was an associate professor of history at New York University at the time of his retirement, and later worked in research analysis for the Oregon State Division of Lands and as an appraisal archivist for the Federal Archives and Record Center in Seattle. He married and raised three children, later divorcing. Survivors include his daughter and two sons, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2004

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