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Leonard M. Read ’26

Published in Apr. 7, 1993, issue

LEONARD M. READ died July 4, 1992, at the age of 88, in Royal Hospital, Guildford, England, after a brief illness. A Briton, Leonard spent his early years in Canada and in Beaver Falls, Penn., where his family moved when he was 13. He attended New Brighton H.S. and Geneva College and then transferred to Princeton to become a member of the Class of 1926 in our sophomore year. He left us in June of 1924 to enter Imperial College, London, in preparation for a career in the then emerging plastics industry. He later became well known in the industry and for a number of years was chairman of the Plastics Institute. For the past 20 years, Leonard lived in Haslemere, Surrey, where he was an active member of the community. As treasurer of the local museum, well known as an educational museum, he had an active part in restructuring its financing.

In 1956, Leonard married Isabel Martin, who survives. Our sympathy goes out to her and to their children, Martin and Clare, and to their four grandchildren.

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