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John B. Rhodes ’46

Published in Mar. 7, 2001, issue

John, 75, died Nov. 10, 2000, of lung cancer in NYC, where he lived with his wife, Joan.

Born in Pittsburgh, "Dusty" joined the class in June 1942 as an engineering major. After service as a lt. in the Marines, 1943-45, he graduated BSE in 1946. He joined California Texas Oil working in Arabia and India, served in Korea from 1951-52 with the Marine Corps, and joined Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. in New York in 1959, retiring as vice chair in 1990. He led his firm into business in the Middle East, Latin America, USSR, and China.

John served as chair of the US Business and Industry Advisory Committee of the OECD, as board member of the Intl. Executive Service Corp., and at Columbia U. graduate business school.

An avid skier, he wintered with his family in Klosters, Switzerland, and summered in Nantucket, where he enjoyed sailing.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joan, his children, John III '79, Mark L. '81, and Lydia R. Petty '84, and eight grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to them.

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