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Percy H. Buchanan ’17

Published in Nov. 7, 1990, issue

PERCY BUCHANAN died of pneumonia Sept. 8, 1990. He was born in Elizabeth, N.J., lived in or near Elizabeth his whole life, and graduated from Pingry School there. At Princeton he was a member of Campus, and roomed with Al Behrer. Senior year he was voted one of the wittiest in the Class. He served in WWI as first lieutenant, Infantry, and in WWII as a major, Air Corp. From 1919 until retirement in 1961, except for a brief period with Chevrolet Motor Co., he worked in N.Y.C. as an investment banker and security analyst with Guaranty Trust Co., Lazard Freres, General American Investors Co., and Morgan Stanley, where he was director of the research dept. when he retired. He was a director of the N.Y. Society of Security Analysts. He was also a trustee of Pingry School, Janet Memorial Home, Elizabeth, and Eastern Union County Red Cross. He was secretary of the Class, and his notes in the PAW were always a joy to read. He was Class president for five years.

We have lost a very dear friend. He is survived by a son, Peter, of Madison, N.J., and two grandsons, to whom we send our deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1917

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