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Harold C. Riggs ’27

Published in Dec. 18, 2002, issue

Pete died on Aug. 25, 1998. He was born in Hightstown, N.J., and prepared at Peddie School. At Princeton he was a member of Gateway Club. Pete had a distinguished career as an electrical engineer, with a special talent in the design of storage batteries, for which he held several patents. During WWII he was in charge of special battery projects, including the design and development of a radically new battery for jet engines. He received a Navy Ordnance Award and a commendation from Admiral Halsey for his electrical work. Later he was involved in the engineering of batteries for guided missiles. He was active in Masons and the Scottish Rite, and he served on the Langhorne Manor School Board. His hobbies were amateur radio and cabinet making.

Pete married Ella Macklin in 1928, and they had three children, Charlotte, Sally Ann, and Harold. Ella died some time ago. The class extends its sympathy to his family.

The Class of 1927

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