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Robert Burnett Failey Jr. ’38

Published in June 6, 2007, issue

Bob died March 22, 2007, at his home.

He was born March 24, 1915, in Indianapolis and attended the Orchard School, Shortridge High School, and Andover. Upon graduating from Princeton he attended Harvard Medical School and received his medical degree in 1943. He served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps in Wiesbaden, Germany, in the 1950s. He was a fellow in cardiology at the University of Cincinnati and was a doctor of internal medicine at the Indiana University Medical Center.

Bob was a past president of the University Club of Indianapolis and on the board of corporators of Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. He was a board member of the Ensemble Music Society of Indianapolis and active in a drama club. He was known for his knowledge of world events and history. He enjoyed music, art, and golf.

Bob was preceded in death by his two brothers. Surviving are two nephews, three nieces, and 12 great-nephews and great-nieces. To each of them, the class extends sincere condolences.

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