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Edward K. Poor III ’50

Published in Apr. 23, 2003, issue

Ted died at his home in Winnetka, Ill., of lung cancer, Nov. 6, 2002.

Ted came to Princeton from Walnut Hills HS in his hometown of Cincinnati, where his family had lived for four generations. Overcoming a hip condition in his early teens by spending almost two years in bed in a body cast, he enlisted in the Army on his 18th birthday. He served in the Philippines, remapping the islands from 1946 to 1947. He then entered Princeton, where he was president of Charter Club and majored in religion.

He had a 45-year career in business, the first half in sales and marketing. In 1972, after nine corporate moves, Ted joined Heidrick & Struggles, a small executive search firm in Chicago. Over the next 24 years he contributed to its growth into one of the world's largest. He retired as a partner in 1995.

Ted took pleasure in playing golf, especially in Vero Beach in the winter. He was a member of the Winnetka Caucus, president of the Indian Hill Club, and active in the Night Ministry, an outreach program for homeless teens. The class extends its sympathy to Janet, his wife of 51 years, his two sons, and four grandchildren.

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