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Edward Madison Yard ’36

Published in Feb. 19, 1997, issue

Ed died Nov. 9, 1996, after a long illness. He prepared at Lawrenceville, and at Princeton he majored in mechanical engineering and was a member of Arbor Inn.

For many years he was associated with John A. Roebling's Sons Company of Trenton, N.J., later to become Colorado Fuel and Iron Co. There he progressed in the positions of research engineer, combination engineer, chief project engineer to chief plant engineer. He had been granted three U.S. patents and retired in 1971.

The State of New Jersey appointed him to a committee for improving science and mathematics in secondary schools and he was also chairman of the Trenton area science and educational committee with the mission of making available to schools the many resources of industry. He was a trustee and board chairman of the New Lincoln School in NYC. After he retired, he was a consultant on firearms and ballistics. He and his wife traveled the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Ed is survived by his wife, the former Mary Emma Howell, whom he married in 1940, daughters Barbara A., Marcia L., Dr. Sally E., who in 1980 received her PhD degree from Princeton in art and archeology, and a granddaughter, Alexandra Y. Davies. Ed was devoted to Princeton and our class. He will be remembered.

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