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Vincent R. Smith Jr. ’49

Published in July 19, 2006, issue

Vincent died Dec. 23, 2005, after a long illness. He was 81. He was originally a member of the Class of 1947, but switched to '49 upon his graduation. He prepared for Princeton at Mercersburg Academy, and served with the Merchant Marine during World War II. At Princeton, Vincent participated in Triangle, having a lead role in two consecutive performances. He was a member of Quadrangle Club.

After graduation Vincent spent a year at Harvard Law School before opting for a career on Wall Street. After retirement he moved to Newport, R.I., and ran an antique shop where he indulged his love of social history, antiques, and architecture. He was a founder of the Newport Hill Association and a member of the Newport Historical Society.

Vincent is survived by his wife, Marjory; four sons, Vincent III, Richardson, Patrick, and Lowery; two daughters, Catharine and Alexandra; six grandchildren; and a step-great-grandson. The class extends sympathy to them on their loss of this gentleman, who was recognized as having come from the old school of gentlemen and scholars.

The Class of 1949

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