Jean Tangren CAS ’62


Jean Tangren CAS ’62, March 26, 2021, age 80. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Tangren became the first woman to earn a PhD in philosophy from the University of Oregon in 1975. She was an influential professor of philosophy at Southern Oregon University, where she helped expand and combine the philosophy curriculum with women’s studies as the latter discipline grew in prominence. Survivors include daughter Marcella; siblings David, Donald, and Michael; and many other family members and friends.