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May16, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 12


William H. Emig ’42

Published in the May16, 2012, issue

Bill Emig died Feb. 14, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio, where he had lived most of his life.

Bill attended Bexley High School and Columbus Academy. During his senior year at the academy he was captain of the basketball team, president of his class, and president of the school.

At Princeton, Bill was a member of the freshman baseball team and active in interclub basketball, baseball, and football. He joined Tiger Inn and graduated with honors in economics.

As the United States entered the war, Bill was commissioned as an officer in the Navy and served in the Pacific as an armed guard officer on ships of the Merchant Marine. He was discharged as a lieutenant.

Back in Columbus, Bill entered the insurance field and eventually formed his own agency, William H. Emig CLU. He became active in community affairs and served as first vice president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, division chairman of the Community Chest, and president of the Princeton Alumni Association. In 1996 he received Columbus Academy’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Bill never married. He focused on golf and gardening. He is survived by his sister, Jane Emig Ford, a nephew, and a niece. To them, the class sends condolences.

The Class of 1942

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