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Apr.2, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 11


Francis N. Iglehart ’47

Published in the Apr.2, 2008, issue

Ike's life was marked by notable public service. Joining in the Army's soon-aborted Army Specialized Training Program in '43, he was abruptly transferred to combat in the European theater. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, winning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Returning to Princeton, he married Harriet Stokes in 1947, carried his first-born in the P-rade of 1948, and graduated in 1949. He then earned a law degree from the University of Maryland and settled into a Baltimore practice. During the 1950s, Ike fought many battles for the integration of schools and against racial discrimination in restaurants and real estate. In the 1960s he chaired Baltimore's Human Rights Commission and fought for affordable housing. In the 1970s he worked to preserve the rural character of his beloved Baltimore County from the ravages of indiscriminate development. During these battles, Ike also fought successfully to recover from a life-threatening case of polio. In our 50th yearbook he reported that he was struggling against Parkinson's disease by continuing to enjoy his great passions for fox hunting and sailing. He finally lost that battle Dec. 28, 2007. Celebrating his rewarding life, and continuing loyalty to Princeton and '47, we tender this tribute to Harriet and Ike's four children.

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