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Feb. 6, 2013

Vol. 113, No. 7


Charles Rosen ’48 *51 performs in October 1969.

Lives lived and lost: An appreciation

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013, issue

Each year at Alumni Day, Princeton notes the passing of students, alumni, faculty, and staff who died during the year gone by. The Service of Remembrance is a ­moving and poignant celebration of lives we knew. In that spirit, the following pages are a...Read more
Rosen in July 2001

LIVES: Charles W. Rosen ’48 *51

Pianist and scholar who always had something interesting to say

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013, issue

May 5, 1927 – Dec. 9, 2012 In his book Playing the Beethoven Sonatas, my classmate Robert Taub ’77 declared, “Anything that Charles Rosen has to say is always of interest.” I wanted Rosen ’48 *51 to say something about a piano I had watched Steinway & Sons...Read more
Goldschlag during his days as a diplomat. This undated photograph probably was taken when he was ­posted in Turkey, between 1967 and 1971.

LIVES: Klaus Goldschlag *49

A life of luck and pluck

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013, issue

March 23, 1922 – Jan. 30, 2012 By the time Klaus Goldschlag arrived at Princeton to study Oriental languages, he already had lived life that could fill memoir. Yet his career was just beginning. Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1922, Goldschlag was sent to...Read more
Katzenbach, then deputy attorney general, meets Alabama Gov. George Wallace at the door of the University of Alabama’s Foster Auditorium in this iconic photograph from June 11, 1963. Wallace was trying to prevent two black students from enrolling; he stepped aside, and the students registered.

LIVES: Nicholas deB. Katzenbach ’43

Unflappable civil-rights hero and shaper of history

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013, issue

Jan. 17, 1922 — May 8, 2012 It says worlds about the character of Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach that Some of It Was Fun, his modestly titled 2008 memoir of service at the highest levels of the U.S. government, makes no mention of what must have been the...Read more
Gott in 2007, around the time of ­the publication of his diet book “No Flour, No Sugar”

LIVES: Peter H. Gott ’57

Small-town doctor with national reach

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013, issue

June 8, 1935 – June 13, 2012 Peter Gott was a small-town doctor. But in some sense, his patients included all of us — or at least the millions of people who read his syndicated medical column during its almost-30-year history. Gott’s column had its roots in...Read more
Sanford McDonnell, right, with son Randy and Sanford’s father, William, in 1966

LIVES: Sanford N. McDonnell ’44

Executive and eternal Eagle Scout

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013, issue

Oct. 12, 1922 – March 19, 2012 In the early 1960s, Sandy McDonnell was a rising aerospace executive at McDonnell Douglas, the company built and run by his uncle, James S. McDonnell ’21. Long hours at the office helped the younger McDonnell’s career but...Read more
Moses in August 2011

LIVES: Dawn Jahn Moses ’88

Advocate for the forgotten

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013, issue

May 16, 1966 – June 6, 2012 In 1987, Dawn Jahn Moses and a handful of undergraduates who belonged to the Student Volunteers Council started what has become a foundation of the freshman experience for many: several days of community service at the start of...Read more
Train meets a white parrot in August 1994, when he was with the World Wildlife Fund.

LIVES: Russell E. Train ’41

Guardian of the environment

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013, issue

June 4, 1920 – Sept. 17, 2012 For Russell Train — Okinawa veteran, Columbia Law School grad, congressional aide, and federal tax judge — becoming a full-time environmentalist was about as exotic a career choice as a pedigreed Washingtonian could make in...Read more
Dorman carries the banner in a 1982 march for a nuclear freeze. His three daughters are pictured beside him.

LIVES: Franklin A. Dorman ’48

His conscience led him to jail

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013, issue

April 29, 1927 – July 3, 2012 Franklin Dorman was an unusual Princetonian, and not just because he never earned more than $10,000 a year and was darn proud of it. A gentle, radical minister who caught fire in the 1960s and then campaigned tirelessly for...Read more
In the field in East Africa, Jenkins ­discusses evolutionary traits of the hippopotamus. The undated photo was taken within the last few years.

LIVES: Farish A. Jenkins ’61

To his students, he was Indiana Jones

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013, issue

May 19, 1940 – Nov. 11, 2012 Farish Jenkins’ students at Harvard sometimes likened him to another academic: Indiana Jones, the fictional professor and adventurer who never lacked for style. Jenkins, after all, had trained as a military officer, did...Read more
Riding in his golf cart at the P-rade in 2011, Warnock passes PAW writer W. Barksdale Maynard ’88 and his son, Alexander.

LIVES: Malcolm R. Warnock ’25

Princeton’s oldest son

Published in the Feb. 6, 2013, issue

June 21, 1905 – Oct. 9, 2012 The oldest son of Princeton ever, and our last link to the Roaring ’20s, Malcolm Warnock died at age 107. The curtain falls on a legendary era. A few months before his death, Warnock endured crowds and discomfort to attend his...Read more
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