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Fitzhugh Green ’40

Published in Jan. 23, 1991, issue

WITH THE DEATH of Fitz Green at Newport, R.I., Sept. 5, 1990, the Class has lost a successful and unusual member. Constant inquiry, ready wit and humor, and continual search for answers to great problems of our times stand out in Fitz's thinking, writing, and actions.

Businessman, bomb disposal naval officer, unruffled Foreign Service officer in dicey situations, Republican candidate for Congress, U.N. staff officer, media and propaganda scholar, governmental consultant, environmental. administrator, and author are a few of Flues roles. At the time of his death he was busy adding a sequel to his most recent book, GEORGE BUSH: AN INMATE PORTRAIT.

From St. Paul's School, Fitz was a devoted crewman all through college and at our recent 50th reunion rowed in the 1940 boat. He majored in English, roomed four years with Joe DuBarry, and was a member of Colonial Club. Fitz is survived by his daughter, Penelope; sister, Elizabeth Blua; and brother, Richard; who have the sincere sympathy of the Class. And so farewell to a friend and classmate whose final words to 1940 were, "Reviewing the past and drawing from it can be the crowning entertainment of our short run from Princeton to the great graduate school in the sky."

The Class of l940

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