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George Batten Mcneill ’41

Published in Oct. 25, 1995, issue

George McNeill died peacefully Jan. 5, 1995, after several years of declining health, in Orange Lake, Fla.

Born in Haddonfield, N.J., George entered Princeton from Choate. He majored in politics, joined Tower, and was president of the Polo Assn. An ROTC man, he was commissioned a second lieut. at our commencement and was immediately called to active duty with the field artillery of the elite First Infantry Division. He served three years in the ETO and saw action in North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy. He received many decorations, including a Silver Star.

After the war, George married Hilary Ruth Adam and moved to Far Hills, N.J. He pursued a career in the insurance industry in N.Y.C., becoming president of the J. S. Frelinghuysin Corp., and continued later in Florida.

George loved salt-water sport fishing and was able to indulge this passion all over the world. He and Ruth raised horses in both New Jersey and Florida. In addition to Ruth, he is survived by three sons, George Jr., Ian, and Geoffrey; and by four grandchildren, John, Christopher, Rachel, and Andrew. Our deep sympathy goes out to them.

The Class of 1941

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