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D. Reid Weedon, Jr. ’41

MIT Corporation life member, emeritus

Member, Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation, 1978 - 1980

MIT Corporation life member, emeritus

Member, Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation, 1978 - 1980

D. Reid Weedon, Jr. ’41
MIT Corporation life member, emeritus
Member, Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation, 1978 – 1980

D. Reid Weedon is a 1941 graduate of MIT, a life member emeritus of the MIT Corporation, and a former president of the Alumni Association. He led the Corporation’s Advisory Committee on shareholder responsibility, which was established to assist the Corporation in determining its position on investing in South Africa during a time of apartheid (a matter of deep controversy at MIT and other colleges in the 1970s and 1980s). As chair of the national campaign in MIT’s Campaign for the Future from 1986 to 1992, Mr. Weedon was a central figure in pushing that campaign from its original goal of $550 million to its more ambitious goal of $700 million and in helping it to surpass that figure. Retired from his position as senior vice president at Arthur D. Little, Inc, he is still an active fundraiser for MIT. 

Highlights of this interview include:

  • Combining interests in chemical engineering and textiles during undergraduate years at MIT.
  • Experiences working at Arthur D. Little International, including efforts to combat apartheid in South Africa.
  • Fundraising work for the Alumni Association and the MIT Corporation.

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