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Arthur Christian Schmitt ’40

Published in Mar. 8, 2006, issue

This loyal Princetonian relished the years he had in retirement, enjoying his progeny's rowing competitions around the world, his lifelong interests in music, and his Princeton ties. He died in Arlington, Va., Dec. 1, 2005.

Art prepared at Woodbury (N.J.) High School. At Princeton, he majored in chemistry and graduated with honors and as a member of Sigma Xi. He also was a member of Arbor Inn.

His life and career were anchored in the Washington-Wilmington area, although his work and family ties had him traveling far and wide. His early employment with Socony Mobil Oil, Corning Glass, and DuPont called upon his Princeton major. In 1958, he joined RCA with national computer-sales responsibility. He later worked for McDonnell Douglas and ran his own sales company.

Art's leisure interests were golf, boating, swimming, music, art and literature, and the Princeton Club of Washington. He served on the 10th and 20th class-reunion committees, was active in Annual Giving, and was a member of various career-related societies and civic organizations.

He married Doris Halter in 1958; subsequently, they separated. To his children, Betsy Isaacs, Geoffrey Schultz, Arthur "Chris" Schmitt Jr., Richard Schmitt, and Stephen Schmitt; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, his classmates wish to extend their deep sympathies.

The Class of 1940

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