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William P. Horton ’44

William Preisz Horton ’44, November 19, 2003, in Baltimore, Maryland. William earned a BA in chemistry from Reed, and then attended the University of Oregon Medical School, receiving an MD in 1946. In addition to his practice as an orthopedic surgeon, William was a member and president of the Maryland Orthopedic Society, a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and chief of staff for the Children’s Hospital and Center for Reconstructive Surgery. He retired from medicine in 1995. For recreation, he pursued interests in scuba diving, skiing (he was a member of the Reed ski team), golf ("Golf is tough in the snow."), and gardening. He married Eleanor Bessellieu and they had two children. William was devoted to his family, and took pride in raising his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, his daughter and son, four grandchildren, and a sister, Jean Horton Brown ’42.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2004

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