John died Jan. 12, 1999, at Longboat Key, Fla., his retirement home since 1977. After graduation John became an instructor in psychology at Princeton while earning his doctorate in experimental psychology in 1942. A Navy veteran, during WWII he taught physics at Princeton to military trainees and to personnel doing fire-power control research. From 1946-64 he was with the College Entrance Examination Board and Educational Testing Service in Princeton, assuming the position of chairman of the Educational Research Group.
In 1964 the Frenches moved to Florida, where John accepted the positions of professor of psychology and college examiner at New College in Sarasota and president of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. In 1975 he became dean of the School of Education at the U. of Sarasota. His retirement to Longboat Key led to service as treasurer of the Longboat Key Public Interest Committee and the Islands West Condominium Assn. He continued to write many articles in the field of psychometrics and educational measurement.
Adeline Greer, his wife of 58 years, survives, as do daughter Judy Sebastian, son Arthur, sister Ellen McKay, and two grandchildren. We join them in our own good-bye to an old friend, and we offer them our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939