Jim Rowbotham, who might be called Mr. Princeton '32, died of pneumonia Jan. 18, 1996, in Devon, Penn.
Jim's entire business career was spent with Atlantic Richfield Co., where he ended up as manager of industrial products marketing, retiring in 1975. During WWII, Jim commanded a Field Artillery battalion in the Pacific, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He continued in the Army Reserve and the Pennsylvania Natl. Guard after the war and retired in 1971 as a brigadier general.
He was director of United Way's Federal Employees' Campaign for southeastern Pennsylvania, a director of the Radnor Fire Co. and chairman of its finance committee, and an elder of the Wayne Presbyterian Church.
Most meaningful to us, however, was his extraordinary service to Princeton and our class. He served for seven years on the executive committee of the Alumni Council, chaired the Council's class affairs and reunions committee, was Annual Giving chairman for the greater Philadelphia area for four years, and a v.p. of the Princeton Club of Philadelphia. He ran every reunion for our class for 35 years until he was disabled by strokes.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ruth; his son, James K.; his daughter, Sally Bedell Smith; and three grandchildren. We sympathize with them in the loss of this man who so well served his country and his university.
The Class of 1932