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James Clayton Almond ’55

James Clayton Almond ’55, January 3, 2014, in Elk Grove, California. Jim attended Reed for two years, and also studied at Brigham Young University and the University of Washington. He completed a doctorate in chemical engineering and mathematics and worked in computing in Stuttgart, Germany, guiding the installation of the first supercomputer in Europe at the Universität Stuttgart. He was a technical consultant for the university for more than 20 years, and served at the European Weather Research Center in England, and as technical lead for Daimler Benz in Stuttgart. He also was director of the University of Texas Center for High Performance Computing in Austin. Jim enjoyed outdoor recreation, singing, and performing music on guitar, cello, and ukulele. He and Anna (Nanni) had five daughters and a son, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren—all survive him. Jim was an adventurer, a teacher, an historian, and a gardener. His passion for life touched many individuals throughout the world.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2014

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