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Jonathan Slocum ’36

Published in Apr. 18, 2001, issue

Johnny died Dec. 29, 2000. A graduate of the Gunnery School, at Princeton he majored in history and was a member of Colonial Club. After Princeton he graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia U.

During WWII he served for three years, the last two of which he was a captain in the Army Air Force.

After the war until his retirement in 1984, he was the former owner and director of Craig House, an internationally-known private psychiatric hospital in Beacon, N.Y. It was founded in 1915 by his father, Clarence Jonathan Slocum MD.

Johnny had an encyclopedic knowledge of horticulture. He was an avid hunter and fly fisherman who tied his own flies. He was also an excellent golfer. He was a member of the Anglers Club of NYC, the first male member of the Tioronda Garden Club, director of the Howland Center, a member of the American Psychiatric Assn., Beacon Historical Society, and the Natl. Assn. of Private Psychiatric Hospitals.

In 1938 he married George-Ann Jackson, who died in 1995. He is survived by sons Jonathan J., James J. '67, a daughter, Julie H. Dahlgren, a grandson, David Slocum, a granddaughter, Tess Dahlgren, and a great-grandson, Bradley Slocum.

The Class of 1936

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