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July11, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 15


Oliver M. Langenberg ’35

Published in the July11, 2012, issue

Ollie died of natural causes March 28, 2012, in St. Louis, his lifelong home, just seven weeks shy of his 100th birthday.

Coming to Princeton from St. Paul’s School, he majored in philosophy, lettered in squash, belonged to a number of clubs, and took his meals at Cap and Gown. He roomed senior year with Jimmy Pyle and Anderson Fowler.

His 70-year business career was spent largely with A.G. Edwards & Sons (now Wells Fargo Securities), where he rose to senior vice president of investments for Wells Fargo. He went to the office almost every day right up to his death. He is quoted as saying, “I love studying the market, being around people, and making money for my clients. This is where I get my jollies.”

The list of St. Louis philanthropic organizations Ollie served, led, and supported is long and distinguished, including the Children’s Hospital, the art museum, the YMCA, Washington University, and many others. The son of a Princeton trustee (Harry Hill Langenberg 1900), he was devoted to the University and was class president at the time of his death.

Ollie is survived by his wife, Mary; son Peter ’72; daughter Alice Abrams; stepson William Polk; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The Class of 1935

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