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Alexander L. Taggart III ’46

Published in Dec. 17, 2003, issue

Sandy Taggart, a lifelong Indianapolis resident, died Sept. 27, 2003. Grandson of Alexander L. Taggart 1904, who founded the Colonial Baking Co. of which Sandy became president and chairman, he founded the Taggart Corp. and the Fourwinds Corp. to develop real estate and marinas.

After attending Park Country Day School, he entered Princeton in 1942 to major in economics. After service in the Army Air Corps in India, he graduated in 1948.

Sandy greatly enjoyed singing and touring with the Triangle Club and acting in local theater. Tennis, sailing, skiing, and golf also engaged him. He was a committed volunteer for Goodwill Industries, the YWCA, the United Fund, and the United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school. For Princeton, he headed special gifts committees, and led game and reunion cheers with gusto.

His first wife, Joan, predeceased him in 1992 after 40 years of marriage. Their children, Alexander IV "Rip" '76, Leesy '78, and Lynn DeVoe; Sandy's brothers Henry G. and Michael '53; a sister, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons; and 10 grandchildren survive. His second wife, Phyllis, whom he married in 1993, died in 2002. Sandy also is survived by her children, Jennifer Weaver, Howard E. Sullivan III, and Kathryn Hanley. To them all, the class extends sincere sympathy.

A long, fond locomotive for Sandy: Hip, hip, hip, siss, siss, siss, boom, boom, boom, BAH! Sandy, Sandy, Sandy!

The Class of 1946

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