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Carl Bowen Northrup ’56

Published in Oct. 8, 1997, issue

Bo Northrup of Stone Ridge, N.Y., died Feb. 3, 1997, of cancer at his home.

Bo came to Princeton from Phillips Andover Academy, majored in English, joined Tower Club, and served as publicity manager for the Triangle Club. According to our Nassau Herald, Bo intended to enter the field of journalism. That prophecy was accurate; following three years in the Marine Corps, he moved to NYC and began his career as a journalist by joining UPI. In 1966, he moved to The Wall Street Journal, first serving as a reporter and later as an editor for page one articles. Bo next joined the Journal's London bureau in 1970. He covered Europe, Africa, and the Soviet bloc from there for seven years, before returning to NYC as an editor.

In 1987, Bo retired and moved to Stone Ridge, where he purchased and restored a 250-year-old stone house and barn. He loved the outdoors and was a friend to all living creatures, great and small. He was committed to land conservation, and served as v.p. of the Rondout Esopus Land Conservancy in High Falls, N.Y., for many years.

Bo is survived by his wife, Marsha Torn, his sister, Lynn, and a devoted friend, Diane Cooper. The class extends its deep sympathy to each of them.

The Class of 1956

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