He prepared at The Hill School. At Princeton he majored in economics, played 150-pound football, ran varsity track, belonged to Quadrangle, and graduated with honors.
As a pilot with the 485th Bomb Group during World War II, he was shot down over Austria, hospitalized for four months, then imprisoned in three German POW camps with forced marches between camps. He was liberated in 1945 and spent eight months in the hospital stateside before he was discharged as a captain and awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medal.
Tip joined the T.W. & C.B. Sheridan Co., rising to vice president and general manager, and then moved to Harris Seybold in the same position. He moved to Langston Co. as president. He earned an MBA from New York University.
Tip served the class in every leadership role, including as beloved president. At his death Lynn held the longest continuous record of giving to Princeton (74 consecutive years). He was active in the Westfield Presbyterian Church and summered in Martha’s Vineyard.
Tip is survived by his wife, Yvonne Gaston Tipson; sons Baird ’65, Frederick ’69, and David; daughter Suzy Hall; 11 grandchildren, including David Tipson ’96, Philip Hall ’05, and Frederick Hall ’09; and nine great-grandchildren.