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David E. Lofgren ’39

David Edward Lofgren Jr. ’39, May 29, 2004, in New York. David received a BA from Reed in political science, and was employed in various capacities for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) before entering World War II in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation ribbon for his service in Northern Europe. After the war, he returned to the FSA, taking night classes at Northwestern College of Law (Lewis & Clark), from which he earned an LLB in 1950. He married June Housman in 1954, and they had two children. David worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior, later transferred to the Department of Energy, and was general counsel for the Bonneville Power Administration. In 1985, he retired and the many common interests he shared with his wife, including the symphony and opera, happily occupied their time. In addition the couple traveled to Alaska, the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, and to Spain, Morocco, and Portugal. David also volunteered in the Reed alumni association, was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Lake Oswego, and the Multnomah Athletic Club. He lived in Portland until March, when he moved to be near his family. Survivors include his son, daughter, and two grandchildren. His wife died in 2001.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2004

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