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M. Hamilton Whitman ’36

Published in Feb. 19, 1997, issue

Fritz died Oct. 16, 1996. He was 82. After graduating from the Gilman School in Baltimore, at Princeton he majored in politics with honors and was a member of Cap and Gown. After graduating he and classmate Dick Adair sailed round the world in freighters.In 1938 he became associated with the Baltimore Sun. During WWII he served five years in the Navy, most of his service being aboard the USS Alabama in the Pacific theater. He was a member of the first Naval assault battalion that entered Japan after its surrender in 1945. He retired as a lt. commander.

Returning to the Baltimore Sun after the war Fritz worked in several editorial positions until 1957. He then joined Bethlehem Steel Corp. as regional manager of media relations. He retired in 1978 and immediately became associated with Ladew Topiary Garden outside of Baltimore. His photographs and articles about Ladew were published in garden magazines in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

Josephine, his wife of 55 years, died shortly after his death. He is survived by sons M. H. Jr. '69, William C. '71, David O. '73, daughter Ann H.W. Hurd and seven grandchildren, one of whom, Tysie Whitman, is Princeton '93. Fritz will be remember by his many friends in the class.

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