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Sewell S. Watts III ’54

Published in Oct. 20, 2004, issue

Sewell Watts died July 17, 2004, of complications from back surgery.

Born in Baltimore, he prepared at Gilman School. He majored in economics and played varsity lacrosse on the 1953 championship team. Sewell served in the Army from 1954-56. He later became a partner in the firm of Baker, Watts & Co., and its chairman in 1988. He remained active in the firm until his death.

He served on numerous boards in the Baltimore area including the Bryn Mawr School there. He remained passionate about Shakespeare, Beethoven, Princeton, and the city of his birth. He served as president of the board of Centerstage from 1967-72.

Sewell is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Margaret Diane "Penny" Nichols; a son, Jonathan Stansbury Watts; two daughters, Caroline Lucinda Watts and Anne Hambleton Watts; a stepson, John W. Nicholson Jr.; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Jane Nicholson; and nine grandchildren. A previous marriage ended in divorce.

The class extends its sympathy to the family on their loss.

The Class of 1954

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