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Charles Samuel Trump III ’55

Published in Feb. 24, 1999, issue

Sam Trump died Sept. 9, 1998, at his home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., after a long battle with cancer.

Sam came to Princeton from Mercersburg Academy, where he was active in dramatics, debating, journalism, and student government. At Princeton, he majored in the classics, joined Cannon Club, and participated in Theatre Intime and on WPRU as a newscaster. His roommates included Hilary Lipsitz, the late Hayes Walker, and Dick and Jack Wilson. Sam, who was noted for keeping exceptionally late hours, was a much beloved classmate who, at graduation, was voted both the "most entertaining" and "most original" member of the class.

After graduation, Sam earned an LLB at American U. and married Mary Lou Loftus. He joined his father's law firm in 1960 and practiced in Berkeley Springs until 1985. He served as mayor of Bath (Berkeley Springs) during the 1960s and as prosecuting attorney for Morgan County during the 1970s. He was a director and general counsel for Citizens Natl. Bank and a member of the County Economics Development Corp. Sam was well known in the western Potomac Valley for his daily noontime broadcast of news and commentary on WCST.

The class extends its deep sympathy to Mary Lou; their children, Charles S. IV '82, Conrad, and Kirsten; and their five grandchildren.

The Class of 1955

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