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Edward Dumbauld ’26

Published in Feb. 11, 1998, issue

Edward Dumbauld died at the family home in Uniontown, Pa., on Sept. 6, 1997, after four years of suffering from a stroke. He was 92.

At Princeton, Ed was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After our graduation, Ed joined a number of our classmates in enrolling in Harvard Law School. He left the Law School in his third year to travel and study in Europe, which resulted in studies in corporate and international law and the award of an LLB, LLM, and doctorate from Leydon U. Ed also received an LLM from Harvard.

Ed returned to the U.S. in 1936, and took a position in the Attorney General's department, assisting in research of the antitrust laws. In 1949 he opened an office in Uniontown and engaged in private practice until he was appointed judge of common pleas for Fayette County, in the footsteps of his father. In 1959 he was elected to a 10-year term.

On Aug. 1, 1961, Ed was nominated by President Kennedy to be district judge of the U.S. for the western district of Pennsylvania and was immediately confirmed by the Senate. He served as a federal judge with distinction.

Ed and Mary Ellen Whelpley were married on Jan. 1, 1941. They had no children. Mary Ellen died in 1983.

We admire Ed Dumbauld and salute his memory. We are grateful to him and many others who have done their part in establishing the position of our class among the leading Princeton classes.

The Class of 1926

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