Reed College

Discover the notable alumni of Reed College. The list includes people like Steve Jobs, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gary Snyder, Ry Cooder & Harry Harlow. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, singers, musicians and activists etc.
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Steve Jobs
(Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO of 'Apple')
Steve Jobs
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 5, 2011
A college dropout, Steve Jobs, went on to be regarded as the Father of the Digital World. The founder/co-founder of Apple Inc, Pixar Animation Studios and NeXT Inc was a passionate visionary who was responsible for the development of iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPad and the iPhone which ushered in a new era in the computer, music and film industries.
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Ry Cooder
(Musician)
Ry Cooder
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Hope Lange
(Actress)
Hope Lange
2
Birthdate: November 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Redding, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 19, 2003
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Morgan Spector
(Actor)
Morgan Spector
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Birthdate: October 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
 5 
James Beard
(American Chef, Cookbook Author and Television Personality)
James Beard
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 5, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: January 23, 1985
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Larry Sanger
(Co-Founder of Wikipedia)
Larry Sanger
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Birthdate: July 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bellevue
Internet entrepreneur Lawrence Sanger is one of the co-founders of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. He has also been associated with sites such as Everipedia, Citizendium, and Nupedia. He has, however, been critical of Wikipedia’s credibility after leaving the company in 2002. He is also a philosophy enthusiast and teacher.
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Dr. Demento
(Disc jockey, Musicologist, Radio personality)
Dr. Demento
4
Birthdate: April 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minneapolis
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Barbara Ehrenreich
(Writer & Activist)
Barbara Ehrenreich
5
Birthdate: August 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Butte, Montana, United States
 9 
Emilio Pucci
(Italian Fashion Designer Known for His Kaleidoscopic Colors and Geometric Prints)
Emilio Pucci
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: November 29, 1992

Emilio Pucci was an Italian fashion designer turned politician. He is best remembered for his style of creating geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colors. He served as a pilot during World War II and became a fashion designer after the war. He also ventured into politics but didn’t enjoy much success in his political career. 

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David Eddings
(Novelist)
David Eddings
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spokane
Died: June 2, 2009
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Gary Snyder
(American man of letters)
Gary Snyder
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 12 
Daniel Kottke
(Computer scientist, Engineer)
Daniel Kottke
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bronxville
 13 
Mike Davis
(American Writer)
Mike Davis
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Fontana, California, United States

A self-defined "Marxist-Environmentalist" and an international socialist, Mike Davis is known for authoring numerous books and scholarly articles, making important contribution to the Marxist study of U.S. state, history and political economy. Currently a Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Riverside, and an editor of the New Left Review, he has also written a trilogy for young adults.

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Robert Friedland
(Financier)
Robert Friedland
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago
 15 
Peter Norton
(Art collector, Programmer, Computer scientist)
Peter Norton
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aberdeen
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Daryl Bem
(American Social Psychologist and Professor)
Daryl Bem
1
Birthdate: June 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
 17 
Dell Hymes
(One of the First Sociolinguists to Pioneer the Connection Between Speech and Social Relations)
Dell Hymes
1
Birthdate: June 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: November 13, 2009

Dell Hymes was part of some of the pioneering studies on linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics, and later focused on ethnopoetics and the SPEAKING model. He also founded the journal Language in Society and served as its editor. In his later career, he was accused of sexual harassment.

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Howard Rheingold
(Critic)
Howard Rheingold
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona
 19 
Robert Morris
(American Sculptor, Conceptual Artist and Writer)
Robert Morris
1
Birthdate: February 9, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: November 28, 2018
 20 
Samuel W. Alderson
(Inventor)
Samuel W. Alderson
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Birthdate: October 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: February 11, 2005
 21 
Philip Whalen
(Poet)
Philip Whalen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: June 26, 2002
 22 
Louis S. Goodman
(American Pharmacologist Who Pioneered the Chemotherapy Trials Using Nitrogen Mustard)
Louis S. Goodman
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: November 19, 2000

Louis S. Goodman was an American pharmacologist best remembered for his collaboration with Alfred Gilman, Sr. The two authored The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics and pioneered the chemotherapy trials using nitrogen mustard. In 1965, Louis S. Goodman was made a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Mardy Murie
(Naturalist)
Mardy Murie
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Birthdate: August 18, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: October 19, 2003
 24 
John Sperling
(Businessman)
John Sperling
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Willow Springs, Missouri, United States
Died: August 22, 2014
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Daniel S. Kemp
(Chemist)
Daniel S. Kemp
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: May 2, 2020