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Vol. 111, No. 6


John M. Scott ’47

Published in the Jan.19, 2011, issue

Jack died Oct. 12, 2009, in Preveza, Greece, where he had taken up residence in 2002.

World War II and the Air Force interrupted his Princeton studies. He was posted to the Azores, where he served until he was able to return and graduate in 1950.

During his postwar Princeton days Jack became chairman of the Nassau Lit , honed his writing skills, and went on to a much-enjoyed 35-year career with The Washington Post . He also was a longtime and active member of the National Press Club — editing its newsletter and, not surprisingly, serving with enthusiasm on its travel committee.

In addition, Jack helped to manage a Greek restaurant named Alekos of Wash-
ington, which was owned by a good friend. This experience helped to whet his appetite to experience more of life in Greece during his later days.

His closing lines in our 50th yearbook were characteristic: “I have no regrets about growing old. Doing so peacefully can be as great a challenge as anything else in life.”

The Class of 1947

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