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George Hamilton David ’27

Published in Apr. 3, 1991, issue

GEORGE DIED Aug. 16, 1988. After Princeton, die Univ. of Pittsburgh, and a few years with the Consolidated Gas Co. of N.Y., he devoted himself to the efficient transportation of people in the Big Apple. For many years he was a guiding and directing hand in die Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority. The system included those stately, legendary buses which for generations have rumbled up and down Fifth Ave. He became assistant director of plant and equipment for a merger of the Fifth Avenue Coach Co. and Surface Transit Inc.

George's heartfelt love was aviation, and in WWII he became a flight officer in the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the Anny Air Force. He loved and devoted himself to patrol work and flight training of cadet pilots. He was still flying in the ig6os, when he reported for 1927's 35th Year RECORD BOOK.

Our classmate, who loved the thrill of aviation, lived a leisurely suburban life in Jackson Heights and Floral Park, N.Y., with his wife, nei5 Abigail Sackett (Hunter College and N.Y.U.), and his daughter, Marcia Marie. With them, the Class shares a sense of loss and also pride in George's life and accomplishments.

The Class of 1927

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