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David Blean Mcdougal ’19

Published in Oct. 9, 1996, issue

David Blean McDougal died Nov. 9, 1994. He was 96. His wife, Madeleine, daughter of William B. McIlvaine 1885, predeceased him in 1969. He is survived by three sons, David '45, William, and Alexander '50, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

David was born in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 23, 1898. He prepared for Princeton at the Chicago Latin School. While at Princeton, he was a member of Cap and Gown. After two years of college, he went overseas for military training, then served as a lt. in the 101st Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI.

After graduating from Princeton, David returned to Chicago and joined the Northern Trust Co. He was named a v.p. in 1931. He was active in the Chicago civic and business community, serving on the Better Business Bureau, the Community Fund, the U. of Chicago board of trustees, and several other charitable organizations. He also was a Princeton University Fund officer.

Retirement years were divided between northern Michigan and southern Arizona, where he and his wife enjoyed tennis, golf, and horseback riding. He continued riding until 1985, when he no longer felt safe on his horse.

Many of his relatives attended Princeton, including his cousin Robert Davis McDougal Jr. '19.

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