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William Ray Hicks ’56

Published in Feb. 25, 1998, issue

Bill Hicks, of Chandler, Ariz., died Aug. 9, 1997. A native of Hastings, Neb., he came to Princeton from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Ill. Bill majored in biology and was on the freshman swimming and track teams, chairman of the S.C.A. home precepts program, and a keyceptor for the Orange Key. He joined Dial Lodge, serving as club secretary and v.p.

Bill received his MD from Columbia, was a Navy physician, and was a chief psychiatric resident at the U. of Chicago Medical School and Institute for Psychoanalysis of Chicago. He lived and was in private practice in the Chicago area for over 25 years, lectured in psychiatry at the U. of Chicago Medical School, and was president of the Chicago chapter of the Assn. for Adolescent Psychiatry. In 1992 he moved to Arizona, where he was a member as well as president (199697) of the Phoenix Psychoanalytic Group. Bill's wife, Renee, wrote recently, "Bill and I visited Princeton a year ago just before Thanksgiving. He showed me Dial Lodge, etc. It is a beautiful campus. I'm glad that we took the time for him to travel down memory lane while he was still able to enjoy the walk."

Bill is survived by Renee; his children, Lisa, Dawn (Hicks) Gilroy, Michelle, Alison, and Bradley; and his sister, Sheila Hicks Bedrick. He was the proud grandfather of Kaley and Courtney. The class sends its most sincere condolences to each of them.

The Class of 1956

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