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James Angus J. Aia ’41

Published in Apr. 17, 1996, issue

"Scotty" Angus lost a year's brave fight with cancer and died in his Janesville, Wis., home Jan, 28, 1996. He had been southern Wisconsin's leading architect.

At Princeton Jim was a member of that benighted coterie of architectural majors which included future luminaries Ken Brown, Carmichael, Dan Compton, Ernie Dale, Frank Haines, Hobler, Bob Leibowitz, Hart Moore, Purnell, Sanford, Sprinkle, Stevens, Wall, and Bill Wilson. During our war, Major Angus distinguished himself in leadership and bravery with the 32nd Division on New Guinea, receiving Bronze and Silver Stars. He finished graduate education at IIT in Chicago before working for Holabird & Root and then joining a Janesville firm now known as AYA/Architects, from which he retired in 1986.

When Scotty died, the Janesville newspaper devoted half a page to accounts of his integrity and his "caring" vision, which "shaped the face of southern Wisconsin." His buildings "looked as good 15 years after they were built as the day they were built."

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve; daughters Leslie Hanson and Genevieve Linnehan; and six grandchildren. Our sorrow goes out to all of them on the passing of this remarkable gentleman.

The Class of 1941

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