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David Janvier Scott ’45

Published in Nov. 6, 1991, issue

DAVID DIED Mar. 28, 1991, following heart surgery at the hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He had recently made his home in Bucks County, Penn. He was 68.

David came to Princeton from Mercersburg, third in a long line of Princetonians, which included his grandfather, John Scott 1879; his father, J. F. R. Scott '08; and David's son, S. Reynolds Scott '78.

David's Princeton career was interrupted early for enlistment in the Army, leading to distinguished service as a reconnaissance officer with the 36th (Texas) Infantry Division in North Africa and later in the French, German, and Italian campaigns. He was awarded the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart and achieved the rank of captain. He remained in the Army Reserve and served 18 months during the Korean conflict

Upon his return to Princeton, he roomed at Cap and Gown and became president of that club, graduating in 1947 with a degree in architecture. In 1947 he married Blanid Ennis of New York, and they had three sons, David Jr., Ren, and Peter, and three daughters, Sheila, Bridgett, and Nora.

After graduation David commenced an advertising career with R. IT Macy in San Francisco and later worked for Scott Paper in Philadelphia and Ted Bates in New York. At retirement in 1986, he was an executive V.P. and the creative director of Ogilvie & Mather, the international advertising firm.

David and his family lived for many years on Stockton St. in Princeton, and he loved both town and gown. He is buried in the ancestral plot in the Princeton cemetery next to his eldest son, David Jr. He is survived by Blanid, his sons Ren and Peter, and his three daughters to all of whom the Class extends its deepest sympathy

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