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Apr.7, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 11


Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35

Published in the Apr.7, 2010, issue

Hugh died Oct. 10, 2009, in New York City, where he had lived for most of his adult life.

Born and raised on Philadelphia’s Main Line, Hugh attended Haverford School for 10 years. At Princeton, he was a member of Court Club and roomed with Dick Freeman. His degree was in economics.

During World War II, Hugh served as a Navy officer, emerging with the rank of lieutenant commander. We know little of his working career, but he was a noted philanthropist, serving as co-chairman of the New York Mission Cadets, and at his death was financial director emeritus of the Rogosin Institute, honorary canon of the Washington National Cathedral, knight of the Order of St. John, and trustee emeritus of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. He also was a benefactor to Haverford School, Westover School, Virginia Tech, and Lebanon, Conn., the Trumbull family’s hometown.

Hugh left no immediate survivors other than his godson, Leander McCormick Goodheart. Leander spoke eloquently at Hugh’s service at St. John the Divine, which class correspondent Steve Dittman also attended.

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