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Frank G. Dawson ’57

Published in Oct.24, 2007, issue

Frank died in July 2007 from liver disease.

At Princeton, he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School, concentrating in Latin America, and participated in Orange Key, the Spanish Club, The Daily Princetonian, and the International Relations Club.

Probably the class' most educated man, Frank received a master's from Harvard, a degree in international law from Yale, and a Ph.D. in history from Cambridge University. He practiced law in America and elsewhere for Donovan Leisure before moving to England.

Frank married Julia Hedgecoe. His career in England was prodigious. He taught commercial law at Warwick University, represented NatWest Bank, taught courses about U.S. commercial law to foreign lawyers moving to the United States, and maintained residences in Cambridge and Spain.

He also wrote The First Latin America Debt Crisis, which was published by Yale University Press. One of his best college friends recollected his motto: "Life is work hard, have fun, and party hard.''

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3 Remembrances posted for Frank G. Dawson

Julia Hedgecoe (Dawson) Says:

2012-08-06 09:48:59

Every moment of married life with Frank was filled with joy, humour, his high intelligence and much laughter. Frank was loved by all who met him, including countless students worldwide. I cannot mourn because my memories are so full of happiness.

Louisa Sington Says:

2013-03-22 11:05:54

I met Mr. Dawson when I was 10, in the mid 70s, as he became a friend of my mother. We would all go mushroom picking in the Berkshire woods and I found a huge beefsteak variety on a foray with them both.

Frank M. Yans Says:

2015-05-11 12:14:17

Frank and I were high school classmates. I had always thought highly of him and we enjoyed each other's company. I intended to call and reminisce. Alas, I waited too long. He would have laughed at that as he always said I was too slow.
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