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Samuel F. Rulon-Miller ’47

Published in July 5, 2000, issue

Sam died on Dec. 24, 1999, at his home in Haverford, Pa. Born and raised in Ardmore, Pa., he was one of 10 members of the Rulon-Miller family to have attended Princeton during the 20th century.

He went to Haverford School and graduated from St. Paul's in 1943. Before entering Princeton Sam joined the Marine Corps and fought in the Pacific with the sixth Marine Division during WWII. After the war Sam matriculated at Princeton and graduated in 1949 with a degree in psychology. He was a member of Ivy Club and played on the varsity football team.

Sam spent the bulk of his professional career with SmithKline Corp. (currently SmithKline Beecham). At the time of his retirement, in 1983, he was executive v.p. of Menley & James Laboratories, SmithKline's consumers products division.

For the next several years he worked for the Executive Service Corp., an organization of retired executives in the Philadelphia area doing consulting work for nonprofit organizations. From 1984-93 he was executive director.

Sam served with the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry and was activated with the troop for 18 months during the Korean War.

The class extends its deepest sympathy to Patsy, his wife of 52 years, his sons, William *70, Samuel Jr., and Edgar, his daughter, Margaret, and eight grandchildren.

The Class of 1947

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