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Leon John Heuser ’36

Published in May 16, 2001, issue

Lee, of Robbinsville, N.J., and Tubac, Ariz., died Dec. 8, 2000. He was 85. He prepared at Montclair Academy. At Princeton he majored in chemistry and was a member of Key and Seal Club. He received his PhD in organic chemistry in 1940 from Marburg U. in Munich, Germany.

He was a research chemist for 30 years with E.R. Squibb and Son, developing mass production methods for antibiotics at the Squibb Institute. He held 16 US patents. He retired in 1976.

Lee earned his pilot's certificate in 1949. He was an accomplished artist and an expert on contract bridge. He once raised champion boxer dogs.

In the late 1990s he and his wife, Josephine, endowed a fellowship in Princeton's department of chemistry supporting graduate students in chemistry.

Josephine, whom he married in 1946, died in 1999. He is survived by sisters-in-law Margaret V. Dinges and Alice V. Stanley and several nieces and nephews. We of the class are proud of Lee's meaningful life. He was a loyal Princetonian.

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