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June6, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 14


Konrad C. Mueller ’44

Published in the June6, 2012, issue

Konrad died in Hot Springs, Ark., March 10, 2012.

Born in Germany, he lived in Scarsdale, N.Y., before coming to Princeton. Konrad was on the staff of the Bric-A-Brac, served as president of the International Relations Club, and was a member of the Madison Debating Society and Court Club. He roomed with Ho Marchant and Bill Rusher. He left to serve three years in the Field Artillery’s 31st Division in the Pacific before returning to get his degree in 1947, with highest honors in history.

Konrad received a fellowship to attend Harvard for a master’s degree. He later earned a Ph.D. and then spent two years teaching at Harvard. He married Georgia Voorhees in 1947 and taught at the University of Miami before taking a job in the federal government’s Foreign Broadcast Information Service, where he had a 26-year career including seven years overseas.

As an immigrant himself, Konrad reached out in friendship and teaching to other Americans and was a founding member of the Linden Project to assist underprivileged children in Washington, D.C. He joined his classmates for the 40th, 50th, and 55th reunions in Princeton.

Georgia died in 2008. Konrad is survived by his son, Stephen; daughters Margaret and Marianne; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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