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Sept.22, 2010

Vol. 111, No. 1


Lee G. Mestres Sr. ’57

Published in the Sept.22, 2010, issue

Lee died May 13, 2010.

He was born in Stonington, Conn., and came to Princeton from Lawrenceville, which he said, taught him how to “swim,” while college was “a springboard” to a bigger pool.

At Princeton he majored in art and archaeology and joined Cottage Club. His senior roommates were Joe Toot, Rick Bellows, and Peter Williamson. As an undergrad he enjoyed crew, hockey, touch football, and baseball. He credited Princeton as one of the great forces in his life and returned often.

After graduation, Lee served in the Navy and the CIA. His specialties were political affairs and Soviet expansionism. He married and had two sons, Lee and Timothy.

In 1973, Lee left the CIA, remarried, and moved to California. He fathered two daughters, Michelle and Nicole, with his wife, Juana, and entered the art world as a gallery owner and manager of an arts council in Tahoe.

The class sends condolences to his children.

The Class of 1957

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Polycrates Solounias Says:

2013-05-29 09:37:14

Friend of my father and will be missed. Met Lee on the Greek island of Samos. Sad to hear of his loss. Lee was an interesting person. If his family sees this message, I send my greetings to them and wish them the best in this life.
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