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James Carroll Murphy ’49

Published in July 4, 2001, issue

Jim died June 3, 1995, of cancer. He was 67. He prepared for college at Exeter and at Princeton majored in psychology, was art editor for the Nassau Sovereign, a member of both the Glee Club, and the marching band. He was a member of Terrace Club.

After graduation Jim joined Compton Advertising, Inc. as a market researcher. He spent 1951-52 in the Air Force as an officer instructing in radar/navigation/bombardment. Returning to Compton, Inc., he became an account executive. Becoming disenchanted with advertising, he became a marketer of municipal bonds with Lebenthal & Co., Inc., and then with Tripp & Co.

"Murph" was '49's AG representative from 1990 until his final months. He was always a fine musician, playing several instruments. He was an avid skier, and it was as a member of the ski patrol at Big Bromley, Vt., that he met Diane "Tiny" Dederer, whom he married in 1958.

Jim is survived by his wife, a son, James, a daughter, Carol, and sisters Kathleen and Mimi. To each of them we extend our most profound sympathy at the loss of a wonderful man and devoted '49er.

The Class of 1949

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