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Robert S. Davidson ’40

Published in July 7, 2004, issue

Bob died Jan. 12, 2004, in California, his residence of choice since 1946.

He prepared at Walton [N.Y.] HS. At Princeton, he majored in music, was a member of the band, assistant director of the choir, manager of Theatre Intime, and vice president of Gateway Club.

Until 1942, Bob taught music at the Darrow School in New Lebanon, N.Y. During WWII, he served in the Special Services, Air Transport Command in Iceland, among other locations. From 1946-50 he played the piano in dance bands. He taught clinical psychology at Southern Cal and Pepperdine College from 1950-56 while studying at Southern Cal for his PhD, which he received in 1958.

He was active with his clinical psychology practice thereafter. He wrote in the class reunion book: "I find it a fascinating field. Don't have any retirement plan . . . "

He enjoyed travel, reading, writing, playing the piano, and his family. Bob is survived by his wife, Lolita; five children, Ricky, Pamela, Gregg, Robin, and Christopher; and five grandchildren. To them all, his classmates extend their deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1940

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