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Francis L. Kellogg ’40

Published in July 19, 2006, issue

Our much-honored classmate died peacefully April 6, 2006, at his New York residence.

Fran prepared at Choate School and Phillips Exeter Academy, and followed his relatives, Alexander S. Kellogg '35 and John Stewart Kellogg '39, to Princeton. He majored in history, was on the freshman squash and heavyweight crew teams, played varsity squash, and was a member of Theatre Intime and Colonial Club.

From 1942 to 1946, Fran served as a major in OSS intelligence. During his career, he was executive vice president of John Wanamaker, he represented the State Department as ambassador for refugees and migration affairs, served as director of UNICEF's Children of the World Coin Program, was chief of protocol for the New York Mission to the United Nations, and was president of the World Wildlife Fund, among many other worldwide fundraising and honorary positions.

He was an avid saltwater sailor, racing in Bermuda, Annapolis, Newport, the Mediterranean, and the Baltic. He was a member of the syndicate that built the 12-meter Constellation, the successful defender of the America's Cup.

Fran is survived by his son, Christopher; daughter Fernanda K. Henckels; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. To them, his classmates offer deep condolences.

The Class of 1940

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