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E. Calvert Cheston ’32

Published in Oct. 6, 1999, issue

E. Calvert Cheston died at his home at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne, Penn., on July 13, 1999.

He prepared for college at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. After graduating from Princeton, he attended the U. of Pennsylvania School of Law, graduating in 1935.

He then began to practice law with the Philadelphia firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, a firm with which he remained until he retired as counsel to the firm, having been for some years a senior partner. His fields of practice were primarily corporate, securities, and banking.

Over many years, he was active in many nonprofit agencies, especially those relating to children, including the Southern Home for Children and the Philadelphia Child Welfare Board. He also served on a number of committees designed to develop programs to deal with juvenile delinquency and with the needs of city youth.

Cheston served on active duty in the Navy from Feb. 1942 to Dec. 1945. He was an air intelligence officer serving at sea on carrier task forces and for 18 months was on the staff of Vice-Admiral Mitscher. He retired with the rank of commander.

He and Nancy Meyer were married on Jan. 4, 1947. She and their five children, Radcliffe, George M., Martha, Julia, and Frances survive him. To each of them, and to his two grandchildren, the class sends its condolences.

The Class of 1932

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