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Edward J. Rasmussen

Edward J. Rasmussen

Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95.

The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker, Edward Jeppe Rasmussen was born in Brooklyn and spent his early years in Queens before moving with his family to Scarsdale.

After graduating from Scarsdale High School in 1937, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1942 from Dartmouth College.

"The draft board left us seniors alone until graduation; then they swept us up," Mr. Rasmussen wrote in a memoir. "That summer I was in basic training for the Army Air...