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Lee Robinson Hill ’45

Published in Dec. 17, 2003, issue

Lee Hill died Apr. 1, 2002. He entered Princeton with the large contingent from Exeter, ahead of his brothers, Eugene D. Hill '47 and W. Speed Hill '57.

At Princeton, Lee played basketball, but because of the war, Lee accelerated his studies and received a degree in chemical engineering in 1944, becoming the first graduate of the class to be called to military service. Lee was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and inducted into Tau Beta Pi.

As a technical sergeant with the Army Corps of Engineers, Lee was involved with the Manhattan Project for research and development of the atom bomb. After military service, he joined Monsanto Chemical Co. in Dayton, Ohio, where he lived and worked for many years.

In addition to his brothers, Lee is survived by his son and namesake, Lee R. Hill Jr. '84; three nieces, Virginia Martinson '78; Julie Beck '82; and Madeleine Vedel Hill '89. The class extends its sympathy to this large and loyal Princeton family.

The Class of 1945

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