T. Harding Jones died July 31, 2007, of pancreatic cancer, in Branford, Conn.
Harding came to Princeton from Middletown, Ohio, a graduate of Lemon-Monroe High School. He majored in history, was a member of Tower Club, and served as a summer intern at the White House in 1971. In 1969, as a sophomore, Harding founded Undergraduates for a Stable America (USA). As its executive director he commented frequently on the political scene, both on campus and nationally, from a right-of-center perspective, in The Daily Princetonian (where he served on the business staff) and other media.
After graduation, Harding was co-founder and executive director of Concerned Alumni of Princeton (CAP) and editor of its publication, Prospect, which debuted in 1972. Under Harding’s leadership through the following decade, CAP and Prospect earned national attention with sustained critical commentary on University policies. Concurrently, he launched a successful and rewarding career in New York City as a theatrical producer, director, and talent manager, which continued until his death. Harding also was an accomplished musician, singer, and actor.
Harding’s parents, Thomas E. and Ina (Sebald) Jones, predeceased him. He will be truly missed by his many friends and admirers.