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George Wyckoff Cummins ’50

Published in Mar. 10, 1999, issue

George Cummins died Aug. 14, 1998, of a heart attack, while visiting Prince Edward Island in Canada. He was 72.

A 1944 graduate of the Hill School, where he captained the track team, George served in the Navy before matriculating at Princeton. George left at the end of our freshman year to attend Rutgers, where he graduated in 1951.

George, a lifelong dairy farmer, was the sixth generation to own his 110acre farm located along the Pequest River in Vienna, N.J. The farm was founded in 1774, and the house in which he lived and raised five children was built in 1794. He had recently sold the development rights so that the property would forever remain undeveloped.

He worked for the Farmer's Home Administration and served on the board of managers at Cook College of Rutgers U., which honored him with its distinguished service citation in 1975. He also worked with the Warren County Soil Conservation District. An antique car enthusiast, George specialized in Chryslers.

George is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jeanne; two sons, George and John; and three daughters, Beth Archibald, Marie Kenia, and Joan Rudewick, to whom the class sends its deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1950

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