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Philip Martin Ham ’30 *31

Published in June 12, 1991, issue

PHIL DIED after a long illness Jan. 24, 1991, in the Winthrop Manor Nursing Home in Rome, Ga. He came to the Class via the Moses Brown School in Exeter, and at Princeton spent several years on the 150pound crew squad, belonged to Charter Club, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He majored in French and, with an early decision to engage in teaching, returned to Princeton to earn his M.A. in 1931. Phil then taught and studied at Brown Univ. for three years, before going to Phillips Academy at Exeter, where he taught for ten years.

WWII and the U.S. Army then put him in uniform and he served for two years. After discharge, Phil moved to Rome, Ga., where he taught for 29 years until retirement in 1974 from the Darlington School.

Phil and Dorothy Key, who survives, were married promptly after graduation, on June 23, 1930, and they celebrated their 60th anniversary just a few days after our 60th reunion at the Nassau Inn. Their son, James Livingston Ham, and his several daughters are the only other survivors. Mason L. Ham'25 and John C. Ham'28, both deceased, were Phil's brothers. The Class sends our sincere condolences to these family members.

The Class of 1930

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