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George H. Hart ’40

Published in Sept. 27, 2006, issue

George died peacefully May 18, 2006, at his Maine home.

He graduated from St. Paul's School, following his brothers, Harry C. Hart '22 and Francis F. Hart '32, and his uncle, Charles D. Hart 1892, to Princeton.

George majored in mathematics and earned second group departmental honors. He lettered in varsity 150-pound crew, was active in CAA Flight Training, and was a member of Cap and Gown Club.

He earned a bachelor's in aeronautical engineering and a master's in mathematics after postgraduate study at MIT.

He was a lieutenant in the Navy, serving at the San Diego Air Station in the American theater from 1942 to 1946. Thereafter, he was associated with Transsonics Inc. in Bedford, Mass., and Hide Windlass Co. of Bath, Maine.

Retiring early, George was able to pursue fully his lifelong interests in mathematics, music, and the natural world around his Newcastle, Maine, property. The George Harrison Hart Memorial Birch Grove on Thyme Island, Maine, was named in his honor. He was a vestryman and a member of the choir at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Newcastle.

In 1944, he married Josephine Frazier. To her and her daughter, Maia; their son, William, and his wife, Virginia Frazier; son-in-law Winslow Myers; and granddaughter, Anna Myers, his classmates wish to extend their sincere sympathies.

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