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Walter F. Robinson ’40

Walter Frank Robinson Jr. ’40, December 20, 1996, in Seattle, Washington. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and after the war entered the University of Washington School of Law, where he earned a law degree in 1950. In 1951, he was employed by the Washington State attorney general’s office as an assistant attorney general. He retired in 1979 as senior assistant attorney general. His interests were many, and included philately, gardening, letter writing, and automotive history. He was president of the Society of Automotive Historians in 1978–80, and he wrote a brief history of the Cadillac, which was published in 1986 in a French edition. As the son of one of Reed’s first students, Dorothy von Seggern Robinson ’16, he was a founding member of O.R.G.Y. (Offspring of Reed Generations of Yesteryear) in 1937. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and one grandchild.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 1997

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