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Stuart W. Thayer ’47

Published in Apr. 6, 1994, issue

STUART DIED of cancer at his home in N.Y.C. Sept. 22, 1992. A native of Charleston, WVa., he prepared at Charleston H.S.

In 1948, he entered the navy V12 program. The navy kept him at Princeton for three terms, then sent him to midshipman's school at Columbia. He received his commission just as the war was ending, but remained in the navy through the summer of 1946. He then returned to Princeton for his senior year. He received highest honors at graduation an d was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

From Princeton, Stuart went I Washington as an intern with the Natl. Institute of Public Affairs. He then enrolled in the Yale Law School, where he had the honor of being named editorinchief of the law review. He then embarked on a distinguished career in law, beginning with a year as clerk to U.S. Supreme Court justice Tom C. Clark. He joined the N.Y.C. firm of Sullivan and Cromwell in 1956. The firm made him a partner in 1960, and he spent the rest of his career in its service. When the firm elected to open a London branch in 1972, Stuart was the partner chosen to manage it. He remained in London until 1976, when he returned to N.Y.C.

Stuart married Ann Hart in 1949, whom he met when they were both interning at the Natl. Institute of Public Affairs. To her and to their daughters, Janet and Lucy, and their sons Mark, David, and Peter, we offer our deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1947

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