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William G. Mackenzie ’35

Published in June 1, 1994, issue

BILL CAME TO PRINCETON from Palo Alto and roomed in junior and senior years with Manning Brown '36, '35ers Bob Hollett, Norman Balantine, and Balky Grannis, and rehab Bud Kraft '34.

After college, Bill's career took him to many places. He got a master's at Stanford, and spent time in the Nail. Guard there. He was a history teacher, a banker, and a soldier (a captain on General Eisenhower's staff in Versailles during WWII). After the war, he was a farmer in Susanville and San Juan Bautista.

In the early 1970s, Bill founded an educational foundation and named it "Migration and Adaptation in the Americas." It helped more than 80 immigrant families in the Watsonville area put their children through Princeton and other Ivy League universities and on into the business world, putting their educations to work.

Bill is survived by his widow, Shirley, and a brother, Robert.

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