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James S. Studdiford II ’37

Published in Jan. 27, 1999, issue

Navy commander and avid golfer (with a hole in one), Jim Studdiford died Oct. 29, 1998. His wife of 59 years, Billie, predeceased him in 1997; he left son Jim III '65, daughter Joan, six granddaughters, including triplets, and two stepbrothers.

At Solebury he was on the football, basketball, and baseball teams and active in debating and dramatics. He majored in economics at Princeton and was a member of the Interclub Council and president of Key and Seal.

After working at the brokerage firm of Eisele King and Studdiford, Jim served three and a half years as armed guard commander in the Navy in the Asiatic, Pacific, and American theaters, and in Washington with the Bureau of Ships-Armed Guard section, retiring in 1963. From 1947-82 Jim was director of sales at NJ Manufacturers Insurance Co. He was chairman of the Automobile Club of Central New Jersey and president of the Trenton Country Club, as well as president of Princeton's Delaware Valley Alumni Assn. and Ivy League Club of Trenton. He loved "the obvious pageantry and camaraderie of Reunions but also the underlying emotional side."

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