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Robert A. Wieman ’44

Published in Mar. 12, 2003, issue

Bob died in a car accident on Nov. 22, 2002. Coming to Princeton from Lawrenceville, he majored in chemical engineering, contributing to the Princeton Engineer. A member of Key & Seal Club, he roomed with Christy Wilson and Joe Fox.

After graduation he worked on the Manhattan Project and at Oak Ridge in both a civilian and military role; he was present at the tests on Bikini Atoll. After discharge he studied at Michigan and was employed by DuPont, but he decided to enter the Presbyterian ministry, enrolling at Princeton Theological Seminary. After ordination he served in Rahway, N.J., where he was active in civil rights issues, and in Levittown, N.Y., where he opposed the Vietnam War and apartheid; he retired as a pastoral associate at the church in Ewing, N.J.

He, his wife, Vergene, and their children enjoyed mountain hiking, travel, opera, and Princeton sports. He was the son of one of Princeton's most famous football coaches, and three of his sons attended Princeton. In good health at the time of his accident, he was planning to work on our 59th reunion.

To Vergene; his sons, Lawrence '75, Allan '78, Paul '81, and Robert; his daughter, Elizabeth; and eight grandchildren, the class extends its sympathy.

The Class of 1944

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