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John H. Montgomery Jr. ’43

Published in Nov. 5, 2003, issue

John died after a short illness on Juy 16, 2002; he was 82.

A native of Passaic, N.J., he attended Montclair High School before matriculating at Princeton. In his junior year, at the time of Pearl Harbor, he left college to enter the Army Air Corps. He ultimately rose to the rank of captain, after beginning his military career as an enlisted machine gunner.

After his discharge, John went to Harvard Law School, was admitted to the NY bar, and worked as an associate at Condon & Forsythe in NYC. While there, John represented several prestigious clients in the airline industry, including BOAC, Qantas and BWIAs.

In 1969 John and his wife, Gloria, moved to Martha's Vineyard and he became a country lawyer. He retired from practice in 2002 after 53 years as an attorney.

John's major hobbies were music and photography. According to his son, Jack, one of the great regrets of his life was that he never returned to Princeton for his final year.

His wife of 49 years, the former Gloria Lyle, preceded him in death in 1995. His son, John III, and a brother, Robert, survive.

To the entire family, we offer our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies.

The Class of 1943

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