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Matthew Gault Jr. ’42

Published in Oct. 22, 2003, issue

Matt Gault, a retired bank executive, died June 22, 2003, in Princeton after a long illness. He prepared at the Gilman School and Episcopal High School. At Princeton he earned honors in modern languages and was a member of Ivy Club.

Matt served as an Army artillery officer in the 420th Field Artillery Group in four of the toughest and most successful WWII campaigns in the Pacific: the invasions of Leyte, Saipan, Ryukyus, and Okinawa. He left the Army as a captain.

He married Rosemary Ford in 1950. Rosemary predeceased Matt. They had three daughters, Harriet Freeman, Rosette Ford, and Mary Virginia.

Matt had a long and distinguished career at Citibank in Manhattan, where he rose from official assistant to vice president, and oversaw financing of Fortune 500 companies such as McDonald's, Holiday Inn, and Pizza Hut. He was always generous to Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Episcopal High School, and a myriad of individuals and charities.

To his two surviving daughters, Rosette and Mary, and grandson Matthew, the class extends its sincerest condolences on the loss of a loyal father, husband, and classmate.

The Class of 1942

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