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Francis Benjamin White ’36 *37

Published in Jan. 28, 1998, issue

Frank died of a pulmonary embolism on Oct. 22, 1997. He prepared at Horace Mann in NYC. At Princeton, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees, he majored in chemical engineering and was a member of Sigma XI.

Frank enjoyed a long tenure with Foster Wheeler Corp., where he became manager of international operations and was managing director of Ishikawajima-Foster Wheeler. During his career he developed several process patents in edible oils and fatty chemicals and was a popular lecturer. For years he was listed in Who's Who in Engineering.

Frank was a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a past president of the American Oil Chemists Society, and chairman of the 1982 World Conference on Oils and Edible Oils held in the Netherlands.

In his more active years Frank enjoyed white-water canoeing, racquetball, and tennis. This gave way after retirement in 1983 to Arkansas to travel, golf, and untiring efforts on behalf of the Lions Club, initiating Deputy programs in local schools and roadside clean-up campaigns and promoting Lions World Series for the Blind.

Frank is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn, nŽe Rauer, sons Douglass, Daniel, and Thomas, and two granddaughters.

Frank was an exceptional person. He indeed made his mark.

The Class of 1936

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