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Robert A. Hull Jr. ’36

Published in May 11, 2005, issue

Bob, of Dalton, Pa., died Sept. 9, 2004. He was 90. His father, Robert A. Hull, was in the Class of 1905.

A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Bob majored in economics at Princeton and graduated with honors. He was captain of our freshman cross-country team, was on the varsity track team for two years, and was a member of Campus Club.

His first jobs after graduation were as a stockbroker in Chicago and New York, and in the Labor Department in Washington, D.C., where he provided job training for immigrants and the unemployed. During World War II he was a Red Cross volunteer in England and France for three years as a field director attached to military units.

In 1945 he became vice president of the former Haddon Craftsmen Co., a position he held for 34 years. He and his late wife, Louise Shepard Hull, owned the Spring Hill farm in Dalton. Bob was a board member of the Abington Community Library, a supervisor of Abington Township, and was a member of the Countryside Conservancy.

He is survived by his daughters, Susan Hull Constantine, Margaret Hull, Lala Zeitlyn, and Lucy Hull; brothers Lewis and John; a sister, Barbara Richardson; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Class of 1936

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Lala Hull Zeitlyn Says:

2010-01-29 00:08:57

I just wanted to add that Robert was a terrific sailor later in life and lived in South Addison, Maine for 15 years after retirement from his career with Haddon Craftsman in Scranton, Pa. He also loved astronomy and farm life. He was an intellectually curious man and raised us to embrace people from all walks of life. I believe he probably would have signed up for a trip on the space shuttle. He had been a staunch Republican for most of his life, but in the 15 years prior to his death, he became a convinced Democrat! Very spiritual guy with a strong dose of skepticism.
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