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Edward E Beale ’37

Published in July 7, 1993, issue

WHIMSICAL, TALENTED, expert bridge player Ned Beale died Apr. 28, 1993, of emphysema. He was married just short of 50 years to wife Peggy (Allen) (who in 1951 was a trustee of Garrison Forest) and also leaves behind daughters Camilla and Anna and three grandchildren. He came to Princeton from Penn Charter, where he was featured in tennis and publications.

Ned majored in history at Princeton and belonged to Quadrangle Club. After working for National Lead and John T. Lewis & Brothers (as controller), National Leads subsidiary, he spent almost six years in the Army, rising from enlisted private to captain. He was finally attached to the Engineers School at Fort Belvoir, Va. He rose steadily in Pennsylvania Salt Mfg. Co., later Pennwalt Corp., and then returned to National Lead, where in 1968 he became a V.P., responsible for corporate planning a and evaluating potential profitable growth Opportunities by diversification and acquisition. He retired in 1979. His hobbies included: "reading, writing, chess, and martinis."

Said he in the 50th Yearbook: "A mixture of greed and competitiveness provides ALL the motive power of capitalism. Is it reasonable to suspect that a system based entirely on greed and competition (with no place for CONCERN, ALTRUISM, COOPERATION, etc.) can be anything else except immoral?"

All our sympathies go to Peggy and Ned's daughters and three grandchildren.

The Class of 1937

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