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George H. N. Richard Nash ’45

Published in Feb. 21, 2001, issue

Dick died on July 22, 2000. Born in Menton, France, Dick grew up in Washington, DC, and Warrenton, Va., spending his summers at Castine in Maine. Dick did not enter Princeton with the class but joined us from Exeter a year later as his brother Philip entered with the Class of '46. At Princeton, Dick was in the ROTC program, was commissioned in field artillery, and served with the 90th Infantry Division in George Patton's Third Army, seeing extensive combat in France and Germany. Upon his return to Princeton, he joined Triangle Club and was a member of Cap and Gown. As capt. of the golf team, Dick was famed for winning a match against Navy with a hole-in-one on the 18th green. Golfers Bill Campbell and Tom Horn became lifelong friends. Dick received a degree in English in 1948 and was active in securities markets until the 1980s, when he turned to his primary interest in life, inner spiritual concentration. Dick joined various groups organized by gurus and other mystics in such exotic locales as India and Puerto Rico in addition to the western US.

In addition to brother Phil, Dick is survived by two daughters, Sophie Ours and Emily Morse, as well as by five grandchildren and two sisters. The class extends its sympathy to all.

The Class of 1945

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