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Louis Franklin Kemp ’29

Published in Feb. 26, 2003, issue

Louis, of Guilford, Conn., died at home on Oct. 26, 2002, of congestive heart failure. He was 96. He prepared at Phillips Andover Academy. At Princeton he was on the track team, was Theatre Intime business manager, and a member of the choir, Triangle Club, and Tower Club. The summer after college, as business manager of the Provincetown Players, he had to rout out Jimmy Stewart '32 for rehearsals. He worked for the advertising firm of Ruth, Roth, and Ryan until 1952, when he became president of the US School of Music, which his father had founded. For several years he was mayor of Brookville, N.Y.

After he retired he moved to Connecticut, where as a dedicated volunteer for the Red Cross he helped victims at the Johnstown, Pa., flood, and later earned the Connecticut Medal for Volunteer Service. He was also '29 secretary for several years.

His first wife, Louise Nunn Kemp, predeceased him. He is survived by his second wife, Eileen Chave Kemp; daughters Barbara and Lillian; son Franklin '62; stepdaughter Vicki Clement; grandchildren Kaaren Reichard '90, Charles Kemp, and Charles Clement; and a brother, Walter '35. To all of them the class extends its sincere sympathy.

The Class of 1929

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