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Jean Bruere Dougherty ’33

Jean Bruere Dougherty ’33, January 1992, in Eugene, Oregon. Jean received a BA in French from Reed, and then attended Columbia University, earning an MA in French in 1935. She married Melvin R. Jones in 1934; they had two sons, and later divorced. From 1948 to 1964, Jean taught French at Chapman School in Portland, and served as coordinator of the gifted child program. In 1964, she married David M. Dougherty, a professor at the University of Oregon, and moved to Eugene. She was assistant director of the University of Oregon NDEA Institute for American secondary school French teachers, in Tours, France, for several years. In 1965, she was decorated by the French government for her contribution to French-American cultural relations, and received the Chevalier de l’ordre des Palmes Academiques. She was active in the Episcopal parish of St. Mary in Eugene, and with her husband, she traveled in Europe, Canada, and in the U.S. Her husband died in 1985.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2005

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