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Charles Stuart Mitchell Jr. ’42

Published in July 2, 1997, issue

Stu Mitchell died Mar. 3, 1997, at his winter home in Ponte Vedra, Fla. He retired in 1937 after a long and distinguished career in advertising, spending summers in New London, N.H., and winters in Florida.

Stu prepared for Princeton at Poly Prep and graduated from the SPIA with honors. He was also a member of Dial Lodge. After three years in the Army, during the war, he returned to NYC and, after joining Compton Advertising Agency, did a substantial amount of graduate work at Columbia and NYU, focusing on research and opinion surveys. He rose rapidly through the ranks at Compton, becoming president and then chairman and CEO, the titles he held at the time of his retirement. An avid golfer, Stu enjoyed the best of all worlds, playing both summer and winter.

To his wife, Betty, his sons, Charles and Scott, and to his four grandchildren, the class offers its most sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1942

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