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Ingram F. Boyd Jr. ’29

Published in Apr. 17, 1996, issue

Inky died Feb. 8, 1996, from complications from a stroke. He prepared at St. Louis Country Day School and Choate. At Princeton his roommates were Charlie Lockhart, Dan O'Day, Bill Healey, and Jim Carey.

Upon graduation Inky started work in the family retail clothing store, BoydRichardson, which later became Boyd's. Inky became the president in 1946, and under his leadership branches were opened in several other states. The company was sold to Cluett Peabody in 1962, and Inky served as board chair until 1965. He was president of the Associated Retailers of St. Louis and of the Natl. Retail Dry Goods Assn. He was on the boards of the Convention Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce, the Jefferson Expansion Memorial, St. Luke's Hospital, the Central Institute for the Deaf, and the EnglishSpeaking Union. He served on several trade missions to Europe, and was on the Dept. of Commerce advisory committee on reciprocal trade. He was also on the Washington Univ. Development Council and the diocesan council of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

In 1931 Inky married Adeline Ely Smith, and she survives, as well as four children, Sally Boyd Polk, Stephen M., Anne Boyd Pratt, and Louise Boyd Cadwell. The Class extends sincere sympathy to Inky's family.

The Class of 1929

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