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May14, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 13


Thomas A. Wright III ’64

Published in the May14, 2008, issue

Tom Wright died peacefully June 29, 2006, in Dallas, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. He was 64.

Tom grew up in Dallas and attended St. Mark's School and Highland Park High School, two of the city's best secondary schools, before entering Princeton in 1960. While at Princeton, he lived in Holder Hall, played freshman football as a tackle, and did his best to learn the single-wing offense.

Those who knew him will recall fondly this barrel-chested teddy bear of a man who was fun to be around. His passion for Texas-style football undoubtedly led to his decision not to return to Princeton for his sophomore year. He went on to earn his A.B. and law degrees at Southern Methodist University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

After graduation from SMU, Tom served in the Marine Corps and then had an active and successful legal practice in Dallas. He was a member of the Dallas Country Club and an avid racquetball and backgammon player. We regret not having seen more of Tom over the years.

Tom is survived by his daughter, Ann Wright, sons Stayton and Spence Wright, and their families. To them all, 1964 extends its sympathy.

The Class of 1964

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