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John Nicholas Boley ’56

Published in July 8, 1998, issue

John "Nick" Boley died Mar. 13, 1998, of lung cancer in Sarasota, Fla. Nick came to Princeton from Goshen [N.Y.] H.S., and was a politics major. His campus activities included the Triangle Club, the fencing team, and membership in WhigClio and the Pre-Law Society. Nick joined Dial Lodge and roomed with Mal Campbell. In 1961 he graduated from Yale Law School and joined the Chicago firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt, from which he retired in 1996. In 1987 he was active in Lawyers for the Judiciary, an ad hoc committee formed to oppose the confirmation of Robert Bork as a Supreme Court justice. Nick was its representative before the Senate Judiciary Committee. His scholarly essay "Statement of Concerns for Moderates, Liberals and Conservatives" discusses the Bork nomination in the context of Anglo-American jurisprudence.

Nick and his wife, Margarita "Tica," were interested in Japanese culture and were active members of the JapanAmerica Society. Following his retirement, they moved from Wilmette to Longboat Key. Other survivors include daughters Taemie Saucerman and Helen Boley Iaco, sons Eric, Garrett, and John Boley Feradey; his mother, Edna; a brother, William '55 ; sisters Connie, Kaye Papazian, Ann Lee Bonn, and Betty Birdianski; and three grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to each of them.

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