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Bluford W. Dickerman ’27

Published in July 8, 1992, issue

BLU DIED Mar. 15, 1992. He left Princeton in June 1926 to be a salesman for the Willys Overland Company in his native Springfield, Illinois. In 1932 he moved to N.Y.C. to represent the Sangamo Electric Co., makers of electric meters and instruments. He lived in Bronxville, N.Y., and Westport, Conn., and frequented the Princeton Club of New York. Later he became district manager for Sangamo Electric in several midwcstern states. On Dec 31, 1968, he retired. For years he lived in Shawnee Mission, a Suburb of Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of the Kansas City Club and the Mission Hills Country Club, and enjoyed golf, fishing, and hunting. He attended Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Kansas City.

Blu married Lois Isabel Elliott, an alumna of the Ward Belmont School in Nashville (1926) on Aug. 19, 1929, She became active in parochial affairs, particularly women's auxiliary work.

The Dickermans were devoted Republicans, true to their residence in Abe Lincoln's home town, Springfield, 111. Their daughter Ann Elizabeth (Smith '57) married John Traver I hitchins (a publisher in Minneapolis) in 1958, and has two sons John Traver Jr. and Webster Burton. Btu's family has a long Princeton tradition - his father, Ralph V. 1898; an uncle Henry S. 1896; and Henry Street Jr. 1930, To Bluford's family his classmates send their most sympathetic greetings.

The Class of 1927

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