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Albert Gray ( Cave Junction 1945 )

posted: Jan 27, 2006

Professor emeritus Gray died August 5, 2005 in Berea, Ohio. Albert was a CPS-103 jumper during WWII and was active throughout his life in civil rights, nonviolence and poverty problems in the U.S. and Third World.

He was a professor of economics at Baldwin-Wallace University for 27 years and also taught at Drexel, Smith College and Rust College.

Albert graduated from Drexel University, received his master's from Boston University and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

In an earlier issue of Smokejumper magazine, Albert told of the time in August 1945, when he explained what an Atomic Bomb was to the crew at Cave Junction. He had eight fire jumps during the 1945 season at CJ.