Reed, Robert C. 1937-2005

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REED, Robert C. 1937-2005

(Robert Carroll Reed)

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born July 26, 1937, in Toledo, OH; died of cancer June 12, 2005, in Alexandria, VA. Educator and author. Reed was an author of nonfiction books who also taught English and writing courses at the college level. Finishing his undergraduate studies at Miami University of Ohio in 1959, he later completed his master's degree in English literature at Bowling Green State University in 1968. His first teaching job came in 1961 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School in Washington, DC. He complemented this work, beginning in 1968, by also teaching at St. Stephen's School in Alexandria, Virginia. During the 1980s, Reed also taught at George Washington University briefly, and later at Marymount University in Arlington. He left St. Stephen's in 1988, and retired from the Agricultural Department in 1998, but was still teaching at Marymount when he passed away. Reed was the author of such nonfiction titles as Train Wrecks (1960), Old Washington, DC, in Early Photographs (1980), Crash: Travel Mishaps and Calamities (1999), and Smashups: The Hazards of Travel (1999); he also edited 32 Picture Post Cards, Old Washington, DC—Ready to Mail.



Washington Post, June 23, 2005, p. B7.