Clifford McAdams Kurrus ’51 

Born in St. Louis and a graduate of Springfield (Ill.) High School, Cliff became one of Princeton’s last male athletes to win letters in three sports. A star end on our undefeated, top-10 ranked football team, he held the single game basketball scoring record until Bill Bradley ’65 came on the scene. Cliff’s roommates included football players George Chandler (captain), Bob Chamberlin, and Merle Schmidt, who joined Cannon Club together. In anticipation of working for the family-owned mortgage banking firm in St. Louis, Williams, Kurrus & Co., he majored in economics and urban planning.
Cliff went through OCS at Fort Sill and served with the 4th Infantry Division in Germany before joining the mortgage bank in 1954. He served as president for several years until it was sold to Boatmen’s Bank. He later worked as a broker for buyers and sellers of motels, remained active in the Army Reserve (rising to colonel) and the Anglican Church, and was inducted into the Missouri Athletic Club Hall of Fame for his volleyball prowess. 
Cliff died Feb. 24, 2022. His two wives, Taffy Meyer and Marilyn, predeceased him.  He is survived by four children and numerous grandchildren.

Undergraduate Class of 1951