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Arthur Clifford Chenoweth ’49

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Arthur Clifford Chenoweth ’49, December 6, 2005, in Beaverton, Oregon. After serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II, Arthur enrolled at Reed, and received a BA in political science. That same year, he married Clarice Bell; they had three children, and later divorced. Arthur was a sales representative for several local Portland television stations, including KPTV and KATU, and for KXL radio; a freelance writer and book editor; a staff writer for the Oregon Journal; publicity director for the Portland Rose Festival (1971–79) and the Oregon State Fair; a real estate salesman; and a student at Portland State University, where he also was a columnist and news writer for the PSU Vanguard newspaper. Arthur's varied interests in life led to his studying the Japanese language and attending culinary and bartending schools; to teaching skiing; and to playing piano, golf, and chess. He is remembered most for his youthful spirit and his positive outlook on life. Survivors include his daughters and a grandchild.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2006

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