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Duncan Van Norden ’35

Published in May 15, 1991, issue

DUNCAN VAN NORDEN died Dec. 15, 1990, in Palm Beach, Fla. During recent years in Palm Beach, he was a director of the Society of The Four Arts and of the Palm Beach Civic Assn. He was also president of the Palm Beach Chapter of the English Speaking Union.

Prior to his Florida residence, the N.Y.C. area benefited from his skillful direction of the N.Y.C. Mission Society and as a longtime treasurer of the Central Presbyterian Church, a member of the Princeton Club of N.Y. (of course!) and of an impressive array of other clubs and societies.

Princeton University benefited from his leadership in many areas, notably as national chairman of the Annual Giving Program in 1962-63. A handsome picture of Duncan appears opposite page 49 in the latest volume of the "Gifts to Princeton" annual publication.

Duncan also had a distinguished military career in the Navy, starting out as a lieutenant (j.g.) and retiring after the Korean conflict as a full commander.

He is survived by his widow, Betsy, two daughters, two stepdaughters, one brother (Langdon Van Norden '37), one sister, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

The Class of 1935

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Cesar Carbajal Terry Says:

2010-09-08 09:28:21

I have a bronze name tag from the time that Mr. Duncan Van Norden was a member of the Cabo Blanco Fishing Club in Peru, where I actually live, get in touch to my mail ( and you can have it for free. It's pretty, it's in the shape of a marlin, and it has his name.
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