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Michael A. Schmitt ’58

Published in Oct. 6, 2004, issue

Mike died of cardiac arrest March 15, 2004, at his home in Craftsbury Common, Vt.

Born in St. Paul, Minn., he came to Princeton from St. Thomas Military Academy. He majored in politics, was a member of Elm Club, and was an officer of Whig-Clio. Following graduation he earned a law degree from New York University but instead chose to work on Wall Street, where he joined Dean Witter and then White Weld.

In 1974 he left Wall Street for Vermont, and with his wife, Penny, owned and operated The Inn on the Common in Craftsbury for 29 years. In the process they made it one of the finest establishments in the state. Along with other honors, the Inn earned the distinction of Best of State in Wine Cellars. Mike retired in 2003.

Besides Penny, his wife of 43 years, he is survived by a daughter, Liz; a sister, Cathy; several nephews; and a niece. The class extends its sincerest sympathy to them.

The Class of 1958

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