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Courtnay Pitt ’29 *35

Published in Nov. 3, 1999, issue

Courtnay Pitt died June 5, 1999, in Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa. He was 91.

Deemed by his father to be too young for college at 16, Court took a postgraduate year at Peddie. There he met Evans Hicks '29, who convinced him to come to Princeton, for which Court remained forever grateful.

After earning his PhD in economics at Princeton, Court served for two years on the faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School. He then joined Ivy Lee & T. J. Ross. In 1941, he went to Philco Corp., where he worked for many years before joining Baker, Weeks & Co. in Philadelphia. He later worked for W. H. Newbold's Son & Co. and A. G. Edwards & Sons, for whom he worked until he retired in 1996.

Court was a member of a number of professional associations, and he served on the boards, or was a trustee of, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington Library, Grace Presbyterian Church of Jenkintown, and the Pitt-Buchanan Charitable Trust. He belonged to the Princeton Club and Union League of Philadelphia, Huntingdon Valley Country Club, and the Nassau Club of Princeton.

Court is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Elizabeth Findley Buchanan; sons Court Jr. '62 and William Buchanan, and granddaughters Jessica, Whitney, and Elizabeth.

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