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Frederick William Doolittle Jr. ’32

Published in Mar.10, 1993, issue

ONE 01; OUR EMINENI corporate lawyers, Fred Doolittle died of cancer Dec. 30, 1992, in Naples, Fla., where he had lived since 1978.

After receiving his law degree from Harvard, Fred spent several years with a Wall Street law firm and then joined the law department of the B. & 0. Railroad (now part of C.S.X. Corp.). Before long, he became general counsel of the Chessie System, retiring front that office in 1974. He was chief counsel for the owners of the railroads involved in the conversion of the Washington Union Station into the National Visitors Center.

Fred was active in community affairs both in Baltimore and in Naples to which he moved in 1978. He was a founding trustee of St. Paul's School for Girls in Brooklandville, Md. He served as president of the Princeton Alumni Assn. of Maryland and was later a member of the Princeton Club of Southwest Florida and the Harvard Club of Naples. An ardent stamp collector, specializing in U.S. Parcel Post and Tobago collections, Fred won numerous medals in international competitions. He published many articles and lectured on the subject, and served as president and librarian of the Baltimore Philatelic Society.

Fred is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Jean Knolhoff; a son, Frederick W. 111; and a grandson, Frederick; to all of whom the Class offers its deep sympathy in our mutual loss.

The Class of 1932

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David F. Miller 50 Says:

2014-10-09 15:09:23

I never met Fred but consider him a dear friend. When I saw an item in the 1932 Class Notes about his donation of a Jose Ferrer/Jimmy Stewart collaboration, I wrote him. He sent me a cassette of the two famous Princetonians, Jose leading the orchestra and Jimmy and Jose both singing. I played it on my NPR program, "Swingin' Down the Lane." We talked on the phone a couple of times. When he died, his wife Jean phoned to tell me that Fred bequeathed his record collection to me. I flew to Florida and found a treasure chest of records and memorabilia, including a photocopy of the program he saved from the famous 1938 Carnegie Hall concert by Benny Goodman. I'll never forget Fred!
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