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Frank Norton Spencer Jr. ’33

Published in Oct. 22, 2003, issue

Frank died in Lenox, Mass., April 18, 2003. He was 93.

He was born in Toledo, grew up in Bronxville, N.Y., attended the Lawrenceville School, and graduated from Princeton with a degree in mining engineering. A 40-year career in metal mining followed. His employers included Pacific Tin Corp. in Malaya, St. Joseph Lead Co. in Argentina, and Cerro Corp. in NYC, where he was head of mining engineering and vice president of Cerro Exploration Co. His specialties were mine development and exploration for new mining opportunities. He wrote numerous technical papers on mining and geology, and belonged to several mining and geologic societies.

In 1972 he retired to Sharon, Conn., and in 1991 he moved to a retirement community in Lenox, Mass.

Frank is survived by his wife, Diana, son Arthur, daughter Linda McLane, and three grandchildren. Oil, as we all called him, will be very much missed.

The Class of 1933

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