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David Lawrence Brown ’74

David Lawrence Browne ’74, August 5, 2013, in Tigard, Oregon, from a heart attack. A National Merit Scholar, Dave came to Reed from Moscow, Idaho, and took classes at the college for a little more than a year. He earned a BS from the University of Idaho, an MS from Montana State University, and a PhD in genetics from Michigan State University, and taught biology and genetics in Portland. In his public obituary we learned that he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was especially “at home” tying flies and fishing for cutthroat trout in the many Pacific Northwest streams. “He loved to discuss politics, philosophy, and science, and was well read in a myriad of subjects. He had a sharp mind and a quick wit, and was known for his prodigious intelligence.” In addition, Dave was an excellent guitar player and performed blues music in Moscow, Idaho, in the ’70s. “We all appreciated his sense of humor, giving heart and gentle spirit.” Survivors include his wife, Linda, a son and daughter, his father and stepmother, and five brothers.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2014

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