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Peter Schuyler Alsop ’58

Published in Oct. 24, 2001, issue

Peter died of cancer on Mar. 29, 2001, in NYC. He entered Princeton from South Kent. He majored in religion and belonged to Tower Club and Orange Key. In 1957 and 1958 Peter coxed the lightweight varsity crew. His undefeated 1957 boat won the Thames Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta. In 1956 he, Arthur Allen, and Neil Chrisman finished third in the coxed pairs Olympic trials.

After graduation Peter taught at Punahou in Honolulu but soon headed for NYC, crossing the continent by motorcycle. Much of his career was spent in investment counseling, at Chemical Bank, Fiduciary Trust, and Lehman Management. He bore his reverses in an agricultural venture in Florida and an unintentional securities law violation with unfailing good nature, as he did his lifelong bouts with asthma and his final illness.

He was a Hewitt School board president, Blue Hill Troupe president, Union Settlement board member, Computers for Learning leader, and Union Club member. The entire clergy of Saint James Church participated in his funeral, attended by many friends.

Peter's marriages to Susan Getzendanner and Catherine Banzky ended in divorce. To his daughter, Schuyler, the class extends its sympathy and regard.

The Class of 1958

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