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Christy Payne Jr. ’27

Published in Nov. 8, 2000, issue

Chris, who came from a line of Princeton alumni, including his father, Christy Payne Sr. 1895, uncles, and cousins, died on Apr. 8, 1999. He came to Princeton from Hotchkiss and was a member of Ivy Club. Although Chris left Princeton in 1926, he maintained his support of the university, serving on the schools committee and keeping in touch with the class. His career was in fuels and public services, first with the Mississippi River Fuel Corp. in St. Louis and eventually as v.p. of the Consolidated Natural Gas Service Co. of Pittsburgh, from which he retired in 1964. In recent years, he lived in Sarasota, Fla. He did volunteer work for the United Way and the Boy Scouts, and was active in AARP, the Sarasota U. and Field Clubs, the Princeton Club of Sarasota, and the Presbyterian Church.

Chris married Katharyn Wilhite in 1930, and they had a son, Neil, and a daughter, Ann, mother of his one granddaughter. The class extends to them its condolences.

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