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Eleazer Williams ’47

Published in May 19, 1999, issue

Lee died Feb. 24, 1999, of a respiratory ailment at Georgetown U. Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Born and raised in Dalton, Mass., he entered Princeton in Oct. 1943 after graduating from the Berkshire School. After three years in the Army, Lee returned to Princeton and graduated with honors in 1949.

During WWII, he served with distinction in Europe. Wounded near Riquewihr, France, he went back to active duty as a lieutenant in Military Intelligence. In 1994, on the 50th anniversary of D-Day, Lee was decorated by the mayor of Riquewihr for his sacrifice in helping to liberate the town.

After a one-year stint at Harvard Law School he began a 28-year career in government service -- four years with the Dept. of State and the rest with the CIA. His overseas assignments included Paris, London, Miami, Saigon, and Singapore. Lee was a 1971 graduate of the Natl. War College and earned a master's in international economics from George Washington U.

After leaving government service Lee was the Washington representative for the Hospital Corp. of America Intl. and owned a small pharmaceutical company active in the Middle East.

He was buried Apr. 13, 1999, in Arlington Natl. Cemetery. To his wife, Honor; his son, Patrick; and his twin brother, Henry, the class extends deep sympathy.

The Class of 1947

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