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Samuel Stokes Rembert Jr. ’41

Published in Oct. 8, 1997, issue

Sam died May 10, 1997, from cancer, after a long illness. He came to Princeton from Hotchkiss and had to leave after his sophomore year, as his father had died and he had to take over the family farming business in Tennessee and Mississippi. He spent the rest of his life working the soil, as many generations of Remberts before him had done.

Sam was a lieutenant (jg) in the Navy during WWII. He was president of the Memphis Country Club and a director of the Gulf Stream Golf Club in Florida. He leaves his wife of 56 years, the former Scottie Noel. Other survivors include a daughter, Lyn Bailey, a son, Samuel S. III, and a sister, Mary Hammond. There are four grandchildren. To all of them the class extends deep sympathy.

The Class of 1941


Don died of pneumonia, after a long bout with cancer, in Houston, Jan. 3, 1997. He retired in 1985 after an academic career of nearly 40 years, teaching classics at Princeton, Rice, Williams, and the U. of Waterloo in Canada.

Don came to Princeton from Exeter and majored in classics, graduating with high honors. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tower Club, of which he was president senior year.

After serving four years in the AAF, in the American and European theaters, Don returned to Princeton to study for his MA and PhD in classics. Following a number of years as a lecturer at Princeton, he became professor of classics, and chairman of the department of foreign languages at Rice, in 1960. Three years later he moved on to Williams in the same capacity, becoming chairman of the department as well. In 1966, following the publication of his translation of Milton's Defense of the People of England, he retired to his farm in Maine to write and farm. He returned to teaching for the last time at the U. of Waterloo, from which he retired in 1985.

To his widow, Martha, and to his two sons, Donald and David, the class offers its most sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1942

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