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David L. Chrysler MA ’66

David L. Chrysler MA ’66, January 12, 2004, in Portland, Oregon. In 1942, David joined the U.S. Navy and did service in the Pacific. After the war, he attended the University of Oregon, graduating in 1948 with a degree in anthropology. He did postgraduate work at the University of Washington, and studied Russian at the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies in Monterey, California, and at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. In 1963 he spent six weeks traveling in the Soviet Union. His studies also included attendance at Reed and Southern Oregon College of Education. From 1960 to 1970, David worked at Tektronix in Beaverton as a technical writer, and taught night classes in Russian at Tektronix and in the Reynolds School District. Following retirement, he developed real estate in several outlying Portland counties. In 1964 David became the 33 Oregonian to join Mensa. He was also a member of the Triple Nine Society. Survivors include his son; his wife of 52 years, Lorna, predeceased him.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2004

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