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James H. Lipscomb III ’50

Published in Nov. 3, 2004, issue

Jimmy died in Florida April 30, 2004.

A native of Florida and a graduate of Woodberry Forest School, Jimmy belonged to Cannon Club and majored in economics at Princeton. Though a licensed insurance agent as an undergraduate, he earned an MBA in insurance from the Wharton School.

A brief change in course took him to the Coast Guard Academy in 1951, where he was commissioned as an ensign and served aboard cutters for two years. Remaining in the Reserve, Jimmy was promoted to rear admiral in 1982.

In civilian life, he was associated with his father as a pension consultant for New England Life Insurance Co. throughout Florida, achieving membership in its Million-Dollar Round Table for many years.

Describing himself as a confirmed bachelor, Jimmy lived for many years in a rustic home in Seminole Beach, Fla., near Jackson-

ville. At one time he made annual visits to Spain as a bullfighting aficionado. He won a number of weightlifting trophies, bench-pressing over twice his 150-pound weight.

He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution, an honorary life member of Florida Yacht Club, and a Rotarian.

We share the loss of a loyal classmate with his sister, Flo Mason, and her family,

The Class of 1950

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