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Louis Long Jr. ’23

Published in May 12, 1993, issue

THE CLASS OF 1923 lost a distinguished and highly honored member when Louis died on Nov. 22, 1992. e was born on Jan. 3, 1903, and came to Princeton in 1919. On campus, Louis served as business manager of the PRINCETON TIGER.

After earning his B.A. in chemistry, Louis continued his education at M.I.T. He then received both his M.A. and his Ph.D. from Harvard.

Louis was a research fellow in medical chemistry at the Univ. of Virginia from 1939 to 1940. He then pursued research in organic chemistry with Sanderson and Porter in N.Y.C.. He belonged to the Princeton Club of New York. Louis was also an accomplished horseman who, after years of hunting, was awarded buttons and colors from the Myopia Hunt Club of Hamilton, Mass. He detailed his own love of hunting and jumping in a 1988 PAW, where he recounted an incident from a 1937 steeplechase in which he was thrown at the first jump and taken to the hospital by his future wife.

Helenia Althrop Thompson became Mrs. Louis Long on Jan. 27, 1938, in Boston. Their children include Sara A., Mary Hiscock, Hilary Hullah, as well as the late Charlotte. Louis is survived by his widow, his daughters, his sister Marion Lukash, and four grandchildren, all of whom can take great pride in a brilliant career. Louis will 6c missed, especially by his widow, with whom he shared 54 great and happy years.

The Class of 1923

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