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Robert Gamble Baldwin ’45

Published in Sept. 15, 2004, issue

Gamble died Dec. 19, 2003, exactly 59 years after his actions during a raid over Germany earned him a recommendation for the Distinguished Flying Cross.

He entered Princeton from St. Mark's and joined Colonial Club. He received his degree in 1948 after wartime service as an officer in the Army Air Corps. A much-decorated member of the 379th Heavy Bomb Group, Gamble was held as a POW after being shot down over Germany.

He described his first five postgraduate years as a "gypsy life" spent representing American Express in England, France, Italy, and Scandinavia. This led to work as a financial adviser to the Belgian government, for which he was named Knight of the Order of Leopold II. Gamble went on to a distinguished career on Wall Street, where he was ranked as the nation's top natural-gas analyst for many years. In 1988 he retired as managing director of Credit Suisse First Boston to co-found Natural Gas Partners, an energy investment fund, and serve on various foreign boards, and as adviser to American and foreign corporations and governments.

He is survived by his wife, Judith, brother Frederick, and sister-in-law Wendy Watriss Baldwin. The class extends its sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1945

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