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Murray L. Adelman ’58

Murray Adelman ’58, in October, 2000, as a result of a fall while vacationing in Spain. After graduating from Reed, he earned a master’s degree in Soviet regional studies from Harvard. He also pursued a PhD in political science at Stanford University. In 1962–63, he was a lecturer at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, and in 1967 he was appointed assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University, East Lansing. He relocated to California in the ’70s, and in the early ’80s owned a business called HomeSilk. In 1983, he earned an MBA in finance and management from California State University, Northridge. He was the legislative coordinator for the water executive office for the Los Angeles water and power department at the time of his retirement in 1998. He traveled extensively after retiring and also worked for the 2000 census. No information is available about his survivors.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2001

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