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Peter P. Labe ’51

Published in Sept. 26, 2007, issue

Peter was born Nov. 7, 1929, and came to Princeton from South Side High in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

An economics major, he was active in the pre-law society and a member of Terrace. He roomed with Hume Wells and Al Beebe ’48. After earning his law degree from Harvard, he was a destroyer officer for three years on the USS Harwood.

He and Marilyn Brindley were married in 1953. Peter started his professional life as a lawyer, but his love of finance soon took him into a successful 45-year career in investment banking. He was one of the first certified financial analysts in the country, the gold standard of research analysts. His career included serving at Faulkner, Dawkins & Sullivan, Smith Barney, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Labe Simpson & Co. (subsequently acquired by Crédit Lyonnais), and the investment boutiques of Buckingham Research and Nutmeg Securities.

Peter and Marilyn lived in New London, N.H., and Vero Beach, Fla. He died Aug. 29, 2006, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital following a stroke. He is survived by Marilyn; their sons, James and Thomas (the concert pianist); and two grandchildren, Alex and Courtney. Donations in his memory may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation in Miami.

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