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Richard H. Bennett ’26

Published in Oct. 10, 1990, issue

DICK BENNETT died May 18, 1990, at the Community Hospital in Montclair, NJ., after a short illness. Dick was always a loyal member of '26, and will be remembered by the Class as editor of our 10th year book, as Class agent for Annual Giving during 195659, and for help in many other ways when help was needed.

Dick, whose father, Howard S. Bennett, was a member of the Class of 1890, was one of the large group from Lawrenceville that entered Princeton in the fall of 1922. He was a member of Gateway and majored in psychology. Dick went with the Bell system after graduation and worked in the personnel and safety departments of Western Electric for 37 years before retirement in 1966. During the war, Dick served in the NJ. Nad. Guard, first squadron cavalry. He also served as a member of the board of managers of the Montclair Community Hospital and as a deacon of the Central Presbyterian Church.

Dick is survived by his widow, the former Frances Reid, whom he married in 1959; by his son, James '59; two daughters, Phoebe Harris and Cynthia Hamilton; a sister, Adelaide Warrick; and by five grandchildren, to all of whom we express our deep sympathy.

The Class of 1926

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