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Alan C. Poole ’37

Published in Sept. 9, 1998, issue

Ardent Princetonian, marathoner, and investment expert, Ben Poole died June 3, 1998. His wife of 59 years, Anne, daughter Nancy, son John '69, and two grandchildren survive.

An economics major, he ran freshman track and varsity cross-country, was circulation and sports manager of the Princeton Pictorial, and joined Dial Lodge.

His Army service took him to the beach at Leyte; he landed in Okinawa 12 minutes after H-hour, and he received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart plus many ribbons. He was an artilleryinfantry liaison officer, ending as a major.

Alan began his career as research analyst for the Opinion Research Corp., was on the staff of The Public Opinion Research Index for Industry, and from 1949 was with Hemphill Noyes, becoming director of institutional research. He became known as a stock-market letterwriter, widely quoted by the press. He joined N.Y. Securities Co. in 1962 and ended up with Barclay Investments in 1991.

He was class secretary from 1972-82, chairman for our ninth, 10th, and 15th reunions, and on the committee for our 20th and 25th. Alan represented the class at the Alumni Council memorial service. He began running again at age 62 and was nationally ranked in his age group, completing 28 marathons, including Berlin in 1990 in 5:27:26. Mar. 19, 1989, was Alan Poole Day in Princeton.

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