William Brooks Griffith (Reed College, Class of ’53)
William Brooks Griffith ’53, April 6, 2003, in Gold Hill, Oregon. William received a bachelor’s degree in biology at Reed and then entered OHSU, receiving both an MD and an MS in pharmacology in 1957.
He joined the U.S. Army and began a residency in psychiatry at Letterman Army Hospital in California, and later served as chief of the department of neuropsychiatry in Munich, Germany.
After leaving the army, William developed a private practice and taught psychiatry in Fullerton, California and Hawaii before retiring in 1993 and moving to Gold Hill.
Survivors include his three sons and two daughters; his second wife, Kathleen Jump, whom he married in 1978; five grandchildren; and his brother.
Appeared in Reed College (Oregon) magazine: August 2003