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Jan.13, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 7

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Landon D. Taylor ’40

Published in the Jan.13, 2010, issue

Wendy Van Wyhe, Red’s daughter, wrote that he died peacefully Jan. 25, 2009, at his home on Lake Wyly, S.C.

He prepared at Riverdale School and New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., and then followed his cousin, John Connable Bennett ’30, to Princeton. He majored in history; was on the freshman football, 150-pound football, and baseball teams; was a runner-up in the Novice Squash Tournament; and was interclub pingpong champion and a member of Elm Club. In 1942, he received an M.B.A. from Harvard.

During World War II, after a period in the Air Force OCS program, Red was assigned to the Second Air Force Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., rising to the rank of captain.

He married Suzanne Sailor in 1944 and moved to her home of Hinsdale, Ill. There, he handled Swift & Co. investments until 1960, when he left to start his own investment-counseling firm in Chicago.

Red enjoyed summers on Powers Lake in Wisconsin and skiing in Colorado. He was a member of Hinsdale Golf Club. After his retirement, he and Suzanne moved to South Carolina.

Preceded in death by his wife and a daughter, Shari (Holmes), Red is survived by his daughter Wendy; his son, Blair; and a granddaughter. To them, his classmates offer their sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1940

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