With each passing day, aviation executive, philanthropist, and our former class president, Steedman Hinckley, who died Aug. 27, 1996, is missed by those fortunate to have known him.
Born in Mt. Kisko, N.Y., Steedman graduated from Exeter. At Princeton he majored in history, was a member of Cottage Club, and roomed senior year with John Emery, Jinx Cleaves, and Dave Tait.
A graduate of Harvard Business School, Steedman saw duty in the U.S. Military Air Transport Service. He was the former chairman of Overseas Natl. Airways and was one of the leaders of the successful campaign to deregulate the airline industry. A longtime trustee and fundraiser for Exeter, he was chairman of the Third Century Fund and received Exeter's Founders Day award in 1962.
He served Princeton as '53's president from 1993-6, as a member of the Alumni Council, and as an Annual Giving stalwart. He oversaw the construction of the paddle steamer Mississippi Queen and was active in preserving the country's resources, serving as chairman of the Piedmont Environmental Council. He was a trustee of the Highland School in Warrenton, Va.
Deepest sympathy continues to be extended to Steedman's wife, Ingrid Mjornell Hinckley, son G. F. Jr., daughters Annalisa H. Savin and Katherine '95, and brother Albert P. Jr. '55.
The Class of 1953