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Longstreet Ames ’31

Published in Jan. 28, 1998, issue

Longstreet Ames died at his home in Austin, Tex., on Oct. 4, 1997, a victim of emphysema. He was 88.

After graduation, Long went to work for the Texas Co., where he stayed for 11 years. In Oct. 1942, Long enlisted in the Army Air Corps, and served as an engineer of C-47 military planes throughout the Pacific theater until honorably discharged in 1945. For his service, he was awarded five battle stars and the Air Medal. After the war he became a stock farmer, but after five years of cattle, he succumbed to a longtime desire and entered the Episcopal Theological Seminary at Austin. Three years later he was ordained a priest of that church.

Twice a widower, Longstreet is survived by one son, William Ames. Throughout his career, Long had been a supporter of the Cub Scouts, the Boy Scouts, Princeton, and various other charitable, religious, and civic organizations. The class regrets his passing.

The Class of 1931

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