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Donald Husted Riddle ’49 *56

Published in May 17, 2000, issue

Don died on Oct. 11, 1999, after a long illness. He was 78. At Princeton, he majored in politics and was in the Woodrow Wilson School.

After receiving his PhD in politics, Don went on to a stellar career in academia. He taught at Princeton for a short time, then at Hamilton College for six years. He then moved to Rutgers to teach and do research. After Rutgers, Don went to CCNY's John Jay school of criminal justice as dean of the faculty, then pres. His last academic post was as chancellor of the U. of Chicago. He retired from there in 1984. While at John Jay, he had several run-ins with J. Edgar Hoover, the head of the FBI.

In our perpetual class book, he stated that no one received a better education at Princeton than he did. He certainly made good use of it.

Don is survived by a daughter, Susan, and a sister, Betty Carhart. To them the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1949

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