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Sept.24, 2008

Vol. 109, No. 1


Pendennis White Reed ’31

Published in the Sept.24, 2008, issue

Pen Reed died Jan. 20, 2008, in Vero Beach, Fla.

He came to Princeton from Carteret (N.J.) Academy. At Princeton he took his meals at Quadrangle and roomed all four years with his classmate from Carteret, Jack Page.

After earning a law degree at Yale, Pen practiced in New York and Washington, D.C., with the firm of Wilkie, Owen, Farr & Gallagher, and later served with the War Production Board in Washington. He joined the Navy in 1942, served until 1945, and separated as a lieutenant senior grade. He then joined his family business, Bishop Manufacturing Corp., and served as its chairman and president, with a two-year leave of absence as deputy director of the Agency for International Development (AID) in Chile, appointed by President Kennedy. After returning to Bishop, Pen retired in 1972. He also served on numerous corporate and professional boards.

Pen’s services to the class and to Princeton were many, including a term as class president and many years as class secretary.

He is survived by his second wife, Dr. Francine D. Reed; his children, Pendennis Jr. and Virginia R. Levick, wife of Douglas Levick ’58; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. We join them in their mourning.

The Class of 1931

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