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James Russell Clark ’44

James Russell Clark ’44, December 2, 2001, in Whitesboro, New York. Russ attended Reed in 1943 as a U.S. Air Force cadet, studying in the premeteorology program, an experience he described as "serious study" with an outstanding faculty that helped him all his life. He went on to obtain BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering at the State University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1948 and 1949. He worked as an electrical design engineer for General Electric for 25 years, retiring in 1984. Russ was a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a registered professional engineer with the state of Indiana, and he was issued two product patents. He and his wife, Ethel P. Willer Clark, who survived him, were married for over 50 years, and they had three children.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2002

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