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John Gould Rouse Jr. ’34

Published in Apr. 8, 1998, issue

Jack Rouse, who moved to Annapolis, Md., in 1947, where he practiced law for many years, died Feb. 5, 1998. He was 85. "The best thing I ever did," he wrote in our 50th-year book, "was to move from Baltimore to Annapolis a small firm, Rouse, Underwood & Miller, in a small town. I have enjoyed tremendously what I am doing -- witness the fact that I have not retired [that was in 1984] and am still going strong in the land of pleasant living."

Jack came from a large Princeton family. Besides his father, John G. Rouse Sr. '05, he had several uncles and cousins who were Princetonians. Like his four-year college roommate, Bow Davis, who died in 1987, Jack was a native of Baltimore who prepared for college at Gilman.

In 1939 he married Barbara Cooper, and the couple had two sons, John G. III and Michael, and a daughter, Elizabeth. They survive, as do four grandchildren. Jack once wrote he had no special interests "except my wife, three children, and four grandchildren -- and that's a tall order." To them all we offer our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1934

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Bucky Rulon-Miller Says:

2011-10-10 13:41:34

"Jack" Rouse was a special man with a sparkling sense of humor and a never-ending source of pleasure to all who knew him. Our family never had a better friend.
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