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John Wilson Haines ’29

Published in Dec. 11, 1996, issue

Johnny died June 24, 1996. He prepared for college at Tome School. At Princeton he played soccer and was on the 150pound crew. His roommates were Fred Haines, Jeff Jefferis, Buck Buxton, and Bud Smith. He belonged to Dial Lodge.

Johnny's distinguished military career was preceded by some years in securities business, in GMAC, and in CCC duty with the Army. When war came he went into Field Artillery and served for six years, including combat service in Europe, retiring as colonel. After the war he went to Salt Lake City and became secretarytreasurer of the Island Gas Co., which he started with his brother L. M. Haines '26.

He was a firearms specialist and after his competing years were finished, he served constantly as instructor and referee in rifle and pistol marksmanship. He wrote many articles for the Field Artillery Journal.

In 1935 he married Edith Hamilton, and she survives, together with their son, John M. The class extends sincere sympathy to Johnny's family.

The Class of 1929

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