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John F. Carter ’39

John Carter ’39, January 7, 2002, in Millbrae, California. After graduating from Reed, he worked with the YMCA and USO in Portland and Tacoma, Washington. In 1943, he enlisted in the Navy and served as a lieutenant in the South Pacific. He was discharged in 1946, and then joined a New York Stock Exchange firm in San Francisco, where he worked as an account executive and later became a partner and branch manager. In 1974, he became president of a wholesale distributing company serving the West Coast, and in 1984, when the company was sold, he joined a financial planning firm as a postretirement activity. He was married and had four children, and his hobbies included skiing, fishing, and racquetball. He was active in the Presbyterian Church and Boy Scouts. In 1963–66, he served as alumni trustee for the Reed board of trustees. Survivors include his wife, two sons, and two daughters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2002

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