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Apr.4, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 10


Horace Blair Klein ’61

Published in the Apr.4, 2012, issue

We lost Blair Dec. 18, 2011, in St. Croix Falls, Wis., after a 2 1/2-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in St. Paul, Minn., Blair came to Princeton from St. Paul Academy. At Princeton he was a Nassoon, a politics major, and a member of Colonial Club.

After Princeton, Blair earned a law degree from the University of Minnesota and embarked on a law career in corporate and private practices. Throughout his life, he was passionate about local government as a mechanism for working “in our nation’s service.” In Minnesota he served the state as assistant attorney general and became the state’s first senate counsel. After moving to Wyoming, he served in local government as an administrative law judge and as a justice of the peace.

In retirement, Blair returned to the family farm in St. Croix Falls, where he served on many local councils and as town clerk. In addition, Blair participated enthusiastically in the work of many nonprofit organizations.

Blair is survived by his five children, Daphne, Hoddy ’85, Philipp, Rick, and Kate; 13 grandchildren; his brother, Allan ’68; and his sister, Minty Piper. With them we mourn his passing.

The Class of 1961

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