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Paul Fuller Duvivier ’38

Published in May 7, 1997, issue

With Paul's death at a retirement home near Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 27, 1997, the class lost a most loyal member. A native of NYC, Paul came to us from Princeton Prep. He majored in history and engaged in many campus activities, including 150-lb., crew, Theatre Intime, the French Club, and Quadrangle Club.

After graduation, Paul earned a master's at Georgetown U. and entered the foreign service. An assignment to Vichy, France, in 1941 and work with the French resistance led to his internment by Nazi Germany from 1942-44. Following repatriation, he and Margaret married and began a series of assignments, primarily in western Europe. He was appointed consul general at Edinburgh in 1965. After later tours in Washington and Germany, Paul retired in 1971.

After earning a doctorate at Georgetown in 1976, he wrote three books on the history of selected French provinces and cities, focusing on the personal lives and achievements of leading regional personalities.

Last year, the class bestowed on Paul its Distinguished Service Award. We will miss Paul most for his constant friendliness, unfailing energy, and infectious enthusiasm for life despite a severe physical limitation.

The class extends its deepest sympathy to his wife, son Paul, daughter Ann, and two grandchildren.

The Class of 1938

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