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Stephen Campbell Cleaves ’25

Published in June 12, 1991, issue

IN THE DEATH OF Steve Cleaves Mar. 18, 1991, the Class has lost another of its outstanding members. He was born in Oil City, Penn., June 15, 1902, attended Peddle and transferred to us from Allegheny College. He was a brother of Jack Cleaves, right halfback on the championship 1922 team. Steve was on the freshman and varsity basketball teams and was captain of the team that senior year won 21 games and lost two by a total of three points and was champion of the Eastern Collegiate, forerunner of the ivy League. He also was on the lacrosse team and president of Elm Club.

Graduating from Harvard Law in 1928 he practiced law for 59 years, retiring from Littleton, Miller and Cleaves in 1988. He was a member of the N.Y. and N.J. Bar assns., the Down Town Club of N.Y., and of the Board of Education of Essex Fells, NJ., where he lived for many years. In WWII he served as a It. commander in the Pacific.

He served on the Class Executive Committee and drafted the Class Constitution in 1947.

He married Alice Schoonover in 1929 and is survived by her, a son Steve Jr. '59, a daughter Alice Lewis, six grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

The Class of 1925

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