8/25/08 -- Go to the President's page for Steve Rogers' annual letter to the class outlining achievements in the past fiscal year and reminding classmates (but not associates or honoraries) of annual dues.
8/17/08 -- Go to the Secretary's Page for PAW class notes for September 24. These cover our outstanding Annual Giving results and mention Don Malehorn, Ed Masinter and Barry Loper. They also note the awards received by Bill and Mary Murdoch for the Class shown in the photo below.
7/12/08 -- Go to the Treasurer's Page for the Class financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008.
7/11/08 -- Go to the Annual Giving page for the results of '52's AG campaign for 2007-2008.
7/9/08 -- The Miller Center at the University of Virginia has released the report of the National War Powers Commission chaired by former Secretaries of State Jim Baker '52 and Warren Christopher. Click here for the UVa announcement, with a link to the text of the report.
7/7/08 -- Princeton has announced a record-tying $100 million gift by Gerhard R. Andlinger '52. See the Class News page.
7/7/08-- On the Class News page, George Aman notes a new book by Fred Slivon '52.
7/6/08 -- Thomas Cook M.D. '52 died May 28. His photo and a brief memorial are on the Memorials Page.
7/2/08 -- Another loss: John Pope died June 29. His Nassau Herald photo and the death notice from the Morris County Daily Record are on the Memorials Page.
6/29/08 -- Adrian Anderson '52 died April 9. He joined us as a junior in the Aeronautical Engineering Department, a recent immigrant from North Ireland. He has an entry in the 50th Reunion Book of Our History. His 1952 photo is on the Memorials Page.
6/25/08 -- Update: Stu Smith '52 died June 18. There is more information about Stu and his career in the June 25 Washington Post obituary as well as on the Memorials Page.
6/12/08 -- See the Secretary's Page for PAW class notes for July 16, 2008. These cover Jay Sherrerd's Memorial Service, our 56th Reunion and honorary classmates Mary Murdoch, President Shirley Tilghman, Professor Caryl Emerson and our newest member, Priscilla Hildum. At least thirty classmates are mentioned, including all who attended Jay's service and our 56th Reunion.
6/8/08 -- Barry Loper reports the death of classmate Joel Stone on February 2, 2007. See the Memorials Page for more information.
6/6/08 -- At the Alumni Council luncheon on May 30, the Class of '52 was presented with two awards - for innovations and for attendance at our 55th Reunion. Pictured are Reunion Co-chairs Bill and Mary Murdoch receiving the awards. The following day, Reunions 2008 brought together a huge crowd of enthusiastic Tigers and Friends of Tigers and just plain onlookers - undeterred by the threat and then the existence of heavy rain. The storm stopped just after lunch and before the P-Rade.
6/6/08 -- Both The New York Times and the Washington Post gave major space to praise for George Garrett's literary achievements. Links to both obituaries are on the Memorials page.
5/28/08 -- See the Secretary's Page for PAW Class Notes for June 11 with news of Jim Baker, Steve Rogers, George Towner, Jim Wright, Walter Craigie, Bill Kappes, Don Oberdorfer, Hal Saunders, Peyton Weary, Tom Dosdall, Billl Healey, Ted McAlister, Roger McLean, Jay Sherrerd and Larry Anderson.
5/27/08 -- Classmate George Garrett died May 25. His funeral will take place in St. Paul's Memorial Church, 1700 University Ave., Charlottesville, at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 7th. More information and his 1952 picture are on the Memorials Page.
5/21/08 -- See the Memorials Page for memorials to Ramsey Bronk, Laird Stabler, Larry Anderson and Rudy Ottersen.
5/13/08 -- See the Class News Page for recollections by a number of classmates of the memorable 1951 Princeton-Dartmouth football game.
5/10/08-- As reported to the Class by 52net email message, we have lost two more classmates; Larry Anderson on April 20 and Rudy Ottersen on April 30.
4/30/08 -- Information on our 56h Reunion (May 30-31, 2008) is available on the Reunions Page.
4/20/08 -- A report by Bruce Johnson of his work for Habitat for Humanity is on the Class News Page
4/15/08 -- An memorial written by Gough Thompson for Frank Peard, his friend of 65 years, is on the Class News Page.
4/11/08 -- Memorial Service information for Jay Sherrerd and an obituary from the Philadelphia Inquirer are available on the Memorials Page.
4/10/08 -- Go to the Secretary's Page for PAW Class Notes for May 14 with news of Roger McLean, Charlie Schaefer, George Towner, Ed Tiryakian, Reinhard Loosch, Frank Sparrow, Dave Butler, Dunc Stephens, Put Brodsky, Art Christensen, Bud Gillette, John Sprague, Gerry Andlinger, Gil Bogley, Fred Mann, Jim Rockwell, Arnold Barnes and Bill Trulio.
3/26/08 -- Go to the Secretary's Page for PAW Class Notes for April 2 with news of Ben Harer and April 23 with news of Laird Stabler, Porter Hopkins, Bill Carey, Bud Foulke, Nick Clifford and Bill Baillargeon
2/29/08 -- As reported to the Class by 52Net email message, we've recently lost two classmates. Ramsey Bronk died on December 31, and Laird Stabler on February 2
2008 Annual Princeton in Africa Benefit
The Princeton in Africa Medal
will be presented to
Ambassador Frank G. Wisner ’61
Vice Chairman of External Affairs
at American International Group
Princeton in Africa Lifetime Achievement Award
will be presented to
Ambassador Robert B. Oakley ’52
for his career in foreign service in Africa
Thursday, October 16, 2008
New York Racquet and Tennis Club, 360 Park Avenue
7:30 Dinner and Auction
Platinum Chair ($25,000) – Table of 10
Gold Chair ($10,000) – Table of 10
Silver Chair ($5,000) – Table of 10
Bronze Chair ($2,500) – 5 tickets
Benefactor ($1,000) – 2 tickets
Supporter ($500) – 1 ticket
Friend ($350) – 1 ticket
To Purchase Tickets or a Table
Seats are limited, so reserve your tickets now!
PRINCETON IN AFRICA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Robert B. Oakley is
a former Foreign Service Officer of the Department of State. He is
presently a visiting fellow at the Institute of National Strategic
Studies of the National Defense University. He retired as Ambassador to
Pakistan in September 1991, after previously serving as Ambassador to
Zaire (Congo) and Somalia. His other assignments included Assistant to
the President for the Middle East and South Asia on the staff of the
National Security Council under Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan. From
l984 to l986 he was the Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism at the
Department of State. He was also the President’s Special Representative
for Somalia for President George H. W. Bush in 1992 and again in l993
for President Clinton. He serves on the board of the International
Rescue Committee and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He
and his wife, Phyllis E. Oakley, have two children and five
To All Members of the Class of 1952:
On Saturday President Shirley Tilghman
announced to the Board of Trustees that a new building that will house
disciplines at the intersection of engineering and the social sciences
will be named for your beloved classmate and Princeton's great friend,
the late Jay Sherrerd.
boundless devotion to Princeton and his unwavering leadership toward
our highest aspirations strengthened the University in ways too numerous
to count. His work for Princeton changed many lives, and I'm sure
you'll agree that the pure joy of knowing and working with Jay changed
daughters, Anne *87 and Susan '86, and his son Jay agree that the
naming of Sherrerd Hall provides a fitting tribute to their father.
Sherrerd Hall will be the new home of the Department of Operations
Research and Financial Engineering -- a field which especially
interested Jay -- and the new Center for Information Technology Policy.
Jay had decided to fund the construction of the building before his
death in April.
know you join me in celebrating Jay's memory and his lasting legacy. We
will be in touch about specific plans for the dedication of Sherrerd
Hall next spring.
University will make a public announcement about the naming of Sherrerd
Hall later today. The text of the announcement follows.
With sincere best wishes and warmest thanks for your continuing efforts for Princeton,
H. Kirk Unruh, Jr. '70
Sherrerd funds new building at intersection of engineering and social science
Sept. 29 -- A major donation to the University by the late John J.F.
Sherrerd '52, an alumnus and longtime Princeton supporter, has funded
construction of a building for emerging fields of study at the
intersection of engineering and the social sciences.
building, to be named Sherrerd Hall, will provide a home for the
Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) and
the Center for Information Technology Policy, two rapidly growing areas
aimed at improving decision-making in business and government related to
risk and information technology.
research and teaching that will come together in this building bring
many fields of knowledge to bear on important questions in business,
finance, public policy and technology," said President Shirley M.
Tilghman. "Jay Sherrerd long understood the value of collaboration in
his years of service to Princeton, and his gift will provide us not only
a place for these interactions to flourish, but also a beautiful
addition to the campus."
University is now completing construction of Sherrerd Hall, which is
located along Shapiro Walk, across from the Friend Center for
Engineering Education. Faculty began moving in Sept. 5 and a dedication
ceremony is planned for the spring. It was designed by Frederick Fisher
and Partners, a prominent Los Angeles architectural firm with
award-winning projects throughout the United States and abroad. A
portion of the funding for the building is being provided by the
Sherrerd Foundation, a family trust.
father was fascinated by the application-oriented research conducted by
ORFE faculty and students, particularly as it related to finance, which
was his profession and passion for so many years," said his daughter,
Susan Sherrerd '86.
other daughter, Anne Sherrerd, who earned a masters degree in
architecture from Princeton in 1987, added that she thought her father
would have chosen ORFE as his major if it had existed when he was a
student. "He was delighted to provide the funding for this elegant
building in support of these exciting and innovative programs," she
as "Jay" to friends and family, Sherrerd studied economics at
Princeton. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he
earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,
and entered the investment banking field. In 1969, he co-founded
Miller, Anderson & Sherrerd, a Philadelphia-based investment
management firm that is now part of Morgan Stanley.
was one of very few people who have served on Princeton's Board of
Trustees for two 10-year terms as a charter trustee. He was a dedicated
fundraiser for Princeton, serving as a longtime member of the national
Annual Giving Committee and leading many Annual Giving campaigns on
behalf of the Class of 1952. He played leadership roles in the
University's last three capital campaigns, including co-chairing the
250th Anniversary Campaign, which raised a record $1.14 billion.
made a number of major donations to Princeton over the years, including
gifts to support financial aid and athletics and to establish a
professorship in economics in 1988. His wife, Kathleen, who died in
2005, served on the advisory council of the University Art Museum, and
along with her husband was a generous supporter of the museum.
Sherrerd died after a long illness at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., on April 9. He was 78.
addition to his daughters, he is survived by a son, Jay Sherrerd Jr.
Two of his grandchildren are also Princetonians: Alexandra Arader '08
and Michelle Arader '10.
programs that will reside in Sherrerd Hall exemplify the teaching and
research envisioned for the School of Engineering and Applied Science as
it undergoes significant growth, said H. Vincent Poor, dean of
engineering. The gift is part of "Aspire: A Plan for Princeton," a
five-year fundraising campaign launched by the University in November
2007 with a major goal to support "Engineering and a Sustainable
vision for engineering is to solve societal problems by linking our
strengths in science and technology ever more closely with the
humanities and social sciences," Poor said. "Jay Sherrerd's great
generosity moves us decisively toward that vision."
Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering was founded
in 1999 and quickly became one of the most popular undergraduate majors
at Princeton. Research in the department involves analyzing and
managing risk in financial markets and optimizing complex business
operations, but extends into many other fields. Current projects range
from improving market-based approaches to curb greenhouse gases to
searching genetic data for clues to childhood cancers.
building also will provide the first dedicated space for the recently
created Center for Information Technology Policy. The center, directed
by Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs Edward Felten, aims
to help leaders in government and business react wisely and with
confidence to the explosive growth in digital technologies.
building will let us bring together and spark conversations between
people who work in different areas that each contains a piece of the
story about how computer technology is changing our lives," said Felten.
The center attracts associated and visiting faculty in public policy,
law, sociology, business and computer science.
government or we as a society are going to make good decisions, there
has to be a high level of discussion between all these areas," Felten
said. "As a center for those discussions, Sherrerd Hall will fulfill a
critical societal need."
it was founded in 2006, the policy center has had a significant impact
on debates regarding computer security and privacy, including electronic
voting. In 2007, researchers revealed security vulnerabilities in
electronic voting machines, generating a national discussion in the
media and government. Visiting scholars at the center this fall will
address questions of privacy and Internet governance as well as the
policy, legal and business aspects of e-voting technology.
both its location and design, the new building promises to foster an
even greater level of interactions across disciplines, said Robert
Vanderbei, the chair of operations research and financial engineering. A
three-story atrium, an open stairway and ample common space are
designed to encourage serendipitous discussions. "We are very excited
and grateful to have this space," Vanderbei said. "The whole atmosphere
will be congenial to collaborative research."
building's glass walls, which complement the Friend Center, will give
occupants a clear view of the surrounding academic centers with which
they collaborate. It is situated between buildings that house
engineering school departments and those that are home to a number of
social sciences departments, including the Bendheim Center for Finance,
where 10 members of operations research and financial engineering will
have joint appointments.
is also across Shapiro Walk from the Computer Science Building, a
center of expertise in the computational techniques used in the
department. "The geography maps perfectly with the intellectual content
of our work," said Vanderbei.
Princeton announces a $100 Million gift by classmate Gerhard Andlinger
gift will establish the Gerhard R. Andlinger center for Energy and the
Environment. It is tied with two others for the largest gift made to the
university. The Andlinger center will include a new state-of-the-art
laboratory building, several new faculty positions and endowment funds
Princeton already has strong programs addressing both
policy and basic science related to global warming and energy use. The
Andlinger Center will enable the engineering school to develop
technological solutions for the marketplace.
George Aman sends us this note about a new book by classmate Fred Slivon.
just read in the latest issue of the Harvard Law magazine that recently
a book was published written by our classmate Fred Slivon. Fred was
also in the Class of 1957 at The Law School. The title is "The Next Will
be Better", and it is about correspondence between him and his
Princeton roommate Frants Albert '53.
Memories of the 1951 Dartmouth Game
For those of us with long memories, Steve Rogers contributes the following:
York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof in a column April 17 on how
people tend to read and see things they agree with rather than those
opposed (hardly news) cites the Dartmouth-Princeton football game in
1951. He says "That bitterly fought contest was the subject of a
landmark study about how our biases shape our understanding of reality."
He goes on, "Psychologists showed a film clip of the football game to
groups of students at each college and asked them to act as unbiased
referees and note every instance of cheating. The results were striking.
Each group, watching the same clip, was convinced that the other side
had cheated worse ...." Do any of the class remember such a study? Other
only memory is of one "Dirty Dick Myers” of Dartmouth breaking Dick
Kazmaier’s jaw in ( I think) the second quarter of his final game. Kaz
came in for a few plays at the very end, fiercely guarded by the entire
Princeton team. - JJC
My memory of the 1951 Dartmouth game
triggered the remarkable series of recollections below. Memories are
strong, if somewhat variable, after 56 years. - JJC
Hi John, I
got a kick out of reading your only memory of the 1951 game against
Dartmouth. I had departed Princeton by that time in favor of saber
rattling in Korea so I was unaware that Kaz had been the victim of a
sucker-punch during that game. What I do recall, however was a similar
jaw breaker at the end of the 1949, or maybe 1950, Rutgers game, back in
the day when we used to run up some pretty lopsided scores against
Rutgers. George Hawke '51 was walking off the field at games end when as
he passed an obviously frustrated Rutgers player who out of the blue
landed a haymaker on George and broke his jaw. End of the game, not much
we could do...except continue to beat them soundly every year for many
more years. Thanks for the memory. Frank Sparrow,MD '52
recollection is that Brad Glass, the wrestler and lineman, made Myers
pay for his "crime". Do you remember? Am I right? Fred Mann
recollection is that Kazmaier's nose was broken. Our pediatrician, who
was in Dartmouth's class of 52 claimed that he took part in a deliberate
attack. Ansel Gould
John- I remember reading about the study
and thinking at that time, how could anyone not think that Dartmouth
resorted to violence in their total frustration in playing a superior
team. Diz Gillespie
Brad Glass '53 visited revengeful rage on an unnamed Indian (not Dirty Dick} later. Bob Lovell
have described bits of this game many times. I have no recollection of a
psychological study, but I do remember that shortly after Kaz was
injured, the Dartmouth 1st string QB left the game with an "injury",
then the 2nd string QB left for the same reason. I can't remember
whether we stopped then or continued on to take out #3. I asked John
Emery about this "coincidence" a short time ago and he was beautifully
non-committal. I think he actually claimed a memory loss. Peace, Stokes
Regarding your May 10 e-mail about the ’51 Dartmouth
game, I do remember the bias study, but I can’t recall whether it was a
Dartmouth or Princeton psychology professor who conducted it.
the quarterback in that infamous game, I can assure all Princetonians
that the Dartmouth students involved in the study were dead wrong. Here
are some details. In the first quarter, I called a play in which our
fullback, Russ McNeill, faked a handoff to me and ran up the middle. On
the play, Kaz was a wide decoy, far from the action.
to the huddle, his chin strap unbuttoned and his helmet askew, Kaz told
me that a Dartmouth end "was out to get me.” I called a timeout,
notified the referee, telling him I was going to call the same play and
requesting that he keep an eye on the bellicose end. When the play was
over, flags were dropped, and the end was penalized fifteen yards for
Later, in front of the Princeton bench
and fans, a Dartmouth lineman, with a running start, kicked one of our
prone players in the spleen, putting him out of the game – another
fifteen yarder. At this juncture, our coach, Charlie Caldwell, gave
tacit approval for retaliation. Yellow flags fluttered for the rest of
Unfortunately, Kaz cannot confirm any of these
details – he was comatose most of the game! He did come in for one last
play, staggering to the sidelines after-wards as the fans gave him the
standing ovation he had earned. His consolation came later – his Heisman
trophy now perched on his mantle. Warm Regards, George E. Stevens
As I recall I wrote my only ever letter to the Daily Princetonian fulminating about that game. George Lambrakis
classmate, who chose to remain nameless, phoned to tell me that Dirty
Dick Myers was in one of the clubs after the game bragging about his
assault on Dick Kazmaier. Brad Glass ’53, a teammate of Kaz and future
NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion took him outside and broke his leg. -
Building Houses for Habitat for Humanity
April 12, 2008 -Slidell, Louisiana
town of Slidell sits at the edge of Lake Pontchartrain some twenty
miles north of New Orleans. It is also below sea level. When Hurricane
Katrina hit, Slidell was inundated with a 28 foot wave of water from
Lake Pontchartrain which is averagely only 12 feet deep. High watermarks
on walls fifteen feet or more above the doorsills of many houses were
It was into this community that our 14 person church
group from St. Mary’s in Barnstable came to build houses with the
Habitat for Humanity organization. We were assigned to the East St.
Tammany Parish where the homes of poor people were especially hard hit.
schedule we followed for the week was rigorous. Up at 6:00 AM, on the
bus at 6:30, report to the work site ready to build at 7:00 AM. Lunch at
noon, clean up and back to the Holiday Inn at 3:30PM for shower and
rest. On to dinner at 5:30, sometimes locally and sometimes driving 45
minutes into New Orleans for the special cuisine of that city.
work itself was both hard and rewarding. Of the fourteen in the group
we had a mix of highly skilled craftsmen and some who could barely
manage a hammer. Somehow our two foremen, both young men doing tours as
"paid” volunteers, sorted us out into work groups according to our
abilities. Pounding nails, moving scaffolding, painting, picking up
trash by itself is just hard work; building a house for a family that
has lived in a trailer for almost three years is rewarding. We met
several owners and prospective owners, all of whom had their stories to
tell and were most grateful for the efforts of the volunteers. Hearing
their stories made the work easier.
On Friday we knocked off
early to do a food distribution for Katrina victims in New Orleans still
homeless and living in tents under Interstate 10. This was followed by a
tour of the most devastated part of the city, the Lower Ninth Ward. As
much as I had read about it nothing prepared me for the utter
destruction of those neighborhoods. Block after block of concrete pads
where houses once stood. Other blocks of houses with large red X’s
painted on indicating that they were condemned. Perhaps most poignantly
were the red symbols painted on the front doors that showed: date of
inspection, number of people found, number of dead people found, number
of dead pets found. You cannot see these symbols and not be moved.
am waiting at the New Orleans airport for our flight back to Boston and
on to Cape Cod. I am tired, a bit nicked up from a misdirected hammer
and with a bag full of dirty clothes; but I am also refreshed with the
satisfaction of having participated in something extraordinarily
Frank F. Peard ’52
65 years of friendship, Frank and Gough Thompson
first knew Frank when he entered the seventh grade at Gilman,
Baltimore, and we became friends. We had a wonderful time growing up in
Baltimore and thoroughly enjoyed our Gilman experience, movies and
parties with girls from Bryn Mawr School, and other adventures during
our teen-age years.
1948 was an age when the Princeton Admissions
Director came to Gilman to persuade students to go to Princeton.
Sixteen of our Gilman classmates including Frank and myself accepted and
off we went to Princeton that fall as roommates.
became friends with Dizzy Gillespie who became our roommate beginning
sophomore year and Furn’s close friend ever since. Over the four-year
period Frank’s roommates included fellow Marylanders, Kim Sparks, George
Hambleton, and New Yorker, Livy Rodgers and myself. We had a ball all
the way through Princeton partying at Cap and Gown, undefeated football
teams, and partying back in Baltimore in the days when there were deb
Frank graduated and the Korean War beckoned. Frank and I
joined some 100 plus ‘52 ROTC Artillery Officers at Fort Sill and then
off to Korea where Frank and I caught the tail end of the War.
and I returned from Korea in 1954 to begin our real lives. Frank
married fellow Baltimorean, Barbie Reifschneider and I was best man.
Frank and Barbie moved to Riverside, Conn., to begin his career with the
L.R. McCoy Co., where he was an owner and board member for 40 years.
Eventually he and Barbie settled in Duxbury, Mass in the summer and
Stuart, Fla in the winter.
Frank sums up his life best in his
comments in the 55th Reunion Book: "I was married for 48 fun-filled
years to Barbie---We raised five children together and had a wonderful
life. To her every day was a beautiful day and she made everyone a
little happier”. Again Frank wrote. "When she died and left me alone, I
thought the party was over---. Wow it wasn’t over! A miracle happened.
Another wonderful Barbara! We have been together since the day we met
and are very happily married”
Frank was a longtime Big Brother
and mentored countless children with his practical wisdom and
irrepressible optimism. Frank and I had a friendship that instinctively
knew when the other needed help and made the needed call or visit.
died peacefully at home on May 25, 2007 with his memorial service, the
day of our 55th reunion. Frank leaves his wife, Barbara Smith Peard, and
four children, Frank Peard, Sidney McClure, Ann Wyatt, and Jane
Gough W. Thompson, Jr ‘52