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Carter K. Combe ’74

Published in Oct. 11, 1995, issue

Carter Combe, a resident of Scarsdale, N.Y., died of a heart attack while playing basketball Dec. 20, 1994.

Originally a member of the Class of '75, Carter took advanced standing, majoring in history. His Princeton roommates included '75ers Tom Roberts, Ted Bohlen, Artie Schoen, and Jim Conant. Other close friends included Stew Schoder '75 and Paul Atkinson '74. He was a member of Quadrangle Club and played varsity volleyball.

Carter earned a law degree at Boston Univ., and married his classmate Cynthia Merz in the Princeton Chapel in 1977. Their son, Paul, was born in 1986.

Carter spent his legal career in N.Y.C., first at Hale, Russell & Gray and subsequently as a partner at Roberts & Finger, specializing in labor relations and employment litigation.

Carter's many friends and colleagues will remember him for his even temper, his depth of judgment, and his love of the New York Knicks. He was a man who accepted with grace the responsibilities of family, friends, and the law.

The family has established the Carter Kim Combe Named Prize in History. Donations may be sent to Princeton's Office of the Recording Secretary.

To Cindy, Paul, Carter's parents, Louis and Bettie, and brother, Kirk, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1974

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