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Henry Sawyer Broad ’38

Published in May 7, 1997, issue

Henry "Hank" Broad died Mar. 11, 1997, at the Parker Memorial Home in New Brunswick, N.J., a victim of complications from Alzheimer's.

He came to Princeton from Exeter, majored in history, and graduated with honors from the School of Public and Intl. Affairs.

While an undergraduate, Hank worked on the Princetonian, and the Nassau Herald. He was a member of Terrace Club. He earned his law degree from Harvard in 1941 and began practice in NYC. He was then a civilian attorney for the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and later for the Bureau of Naval Personnel.

He moved to Princeton in 1956, where he joined Bud Stratton's law firm and served as the university's legal counsel. He retired in 1987.

Hank was our Annual Giving agent from 196164, recording secretary of our executive committee for many years, and a member of our reunion committee. He was president of the family service board in Princeton and served on the boards of, or was counsel to, several community groups. He was a deacon of Nassau Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir.

This quiet and unassuming man is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara, two sons, Richard and William, a daughter, Louise B. Lavine, and six grandchildren. The class joins with them in sorrow. We will miss him greatly.

The Class of 1938

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