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Alice Gwendolyn Miles Bothwell ’40

Alice Gwendolyn Miles Bothwell ’40, February 4, 1998, in San Diego. Alice graduated from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and joined the U.S. Navy WAVES, serving as a supply corps officer from 1943 to 1947. She spent the next two years in Europe, working for the American Red Cross and the U.S. military government, and traveled extensively, using her educational focus at Reed in history and political science as a background for her discoveries. She returned to the U.S., living first in New York, then in California, and married Frederick C. Bothwell, with whom she had two children. The couple later divorced. In 1962, she earned a general secondary credential from San Diego State, and began substitute teaching. A year later, she became a junior social worker, and gained a vast array of welfare aid program experience. In 1967, she received a MSW from San Diego State, and was a licensed clinical social worker for the State of California. Alice worked in the department of public welfare in adoption services for San Diego County, retiring as a senior social work supervisor in 1982.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2003

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