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Andrew C. Thorsen ’56

A picture of Arthur Thorsen

Arthur C. Thorsen ’56, May 18, 2009, at home in Rancho Mirage, California. Art came down with pneumonia in his senior year, which delayed his graduation by a year. He earned a BA from Reed and a PhD from Rice University in physics. In 1982, he earned an MBA from Lutheran College. His career was at Rockwell International, from which he retired as senior research executive in 1990. In retirement, he moved to Rancho Mirage, and enjoyed his hobbies, golf and photography. He was a world traveler and a jazz enthusiast. Survivors include two daughters and a stepdaughter, and five grandchildren. His brother, Grant A. Thorsen ’51, also graduated from Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2010

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