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A. Lowrie Applegate ’37

Published in Nov. 18, 1998, issue

Friendly, cheerful investment banker, and lifelong resident of Sewickley, Pa., Lowrie Applegate died Sept. 19, 1998. His wife of 53 years, Betty Ann, died earlier this year, but he left sons Lowrie Jr. and Manly, daughter Ann, and nine grandchildren.

At Choate, Apple was manager of soccer and crew, in the French club, and advertising manager of the Brief. At Princeton, he was on the tennis team and Daily Princetonian staff, active in intramural sports, and a member of Quadrangle. After Harvard Business School he rose to captain instructing in the Glider Unit of the Army Air Corps. Investment banking work started with Harriman Ripley in NYC and a training course with First Boston Corp. In 1943 he joined his father (Class of 1902) in Geo. G. Applegate & Co., remaining until his father's death in 1950; in 1953 Apple founded Hulme, Applegate and Humphrey. In 1977 they merged with Parker/Hunter Inc., where he was a v.p. for a decade.

Apple was president of the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club of Pittsburgh, president of the Iron City Fishing Club (Canada), and governor of the Western Pennsylvania Investment Bankers of America. He was ever on the look-out for news of classmates and ever giving news of his children.

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