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Chalmers W. Alexander ’32

Published in Nov. 6, 1996, issue

A leading citizen of his lifelong hometown of Jackson, Miss., Alex died June 29, 1996, of heart failure at the Willard Bond Home.

After obtaining his law degree from Jackson School of Law in 1938, Alex worked with the IRS from 1938-48 except for his three years in the military service. He entered the Army Air Force in WWII as a private and retired as a captain in 1945, having served in India, China, and the US.

He practiced law in Jackson from 1948-52, then became the city commissioner of Jackson for the next five years. He was head of the trust department at First Natl. Bank in Jackson from 1957-73 and consulted thereafter until he retired in 1978. He was active at various times in two Presbyterian churches and in the Riverside Independent Methodist Church, where he served on the board of stewards. He was a contributing editor to the Southern Presbyterian Journal.

Although Alex never married and left no immediate survivors, he will be missed by his many friends in the class and his community.

The Class of 1932

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