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Laurance Hearne Armour Jr. ’45

Published in Sept. 15, 2004, issue

Larry died at his home in Pierce, Texas, Feb. 17, 2004.

Larry entered Princeton from Hotchkiss, and joined Triangle, Whig-Clio, and Charter Club. His Princeton education was interrupted by service as an officer with the Army's Counter Intelligence Corps in Europe, where he saw combat. Returning to Princeton, he received a degree in 1947 and joined LaSalle National Bank in Chicago after attending business school at Northwestern.

By 1970 Larry was chairman of the executive committee of the bank, and was active in Chicago as chair of the Heart Fund Drive in 1956 and chair of the Red Cross Appeal in 1963. In addition he was a trustee of Episcopal Charities, director of Passavant Hospital, and a corporate member of the Seabury Theological Seminary. Larry also served on the boards of Goodwill Industries, Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, and the Institute of Living.

Larry retired from the bank in 1985 and moved to his ranch in Pierce.

In 1954 Larry married Margot Boyd and they were a devoted couple until her death in 2003. He is survived by daughter Brooks Diesel, sons Steven and Laurance III, and seven grandchildren, to all of whom the class expresses its sympathy.

The Class of 1945

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