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J. Conner Young ’37

Published in Sept. 16, 1992, issue

PERIPAITTIC NAVAL CAREER MAN, Capt. Conner Young (tied May 16, 1992, after two and a half years of multiinfarct dementia, leaving his wife. of 48 years, Biz (Lisbeth Anne); two sons, Pete and John; and four grandchildren.

Conner came to us from Gilman, where he played football, basketball, and tennis. He majored in electrical engineering at Princeton and was a member of Cloister. As planned, he was district engineer for South Carolina Power Co., from 1937 to 1941.

His naval career spanned most of the U.S. and several places abroad. in 1941 tic was commissioned an ensign in the U.S.N.R. Seabees and put in 22 months in the South Pacific. While there he became a lieutenant commander and transferred to the regular Navy. His next tour of duty was as training officer at U.S.N.C.T.C., Quoddy Village, Me., and then he was stationed at Patuxent River, Md., in the public works department of the Naval Air Test Center. From 1948 to 1950, he was public works officer in Port Lyautey, French Morocco, and he then went to the Marine Corps Air StationEl Toro in Santa Anna, Calif. From 1952 to 1954, he found himself in Miami as officer in charge of construction, and from '54 to '56, on duty with the Naval Inspector General at Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C. The year 1956 saw him in Madrid the officer in charge of construction of U.S. bases in Spain for the Air Force and Navy. From there he went Charleston, S.C., and later to Pensacola. From 1964 to 1965 he was involved in headquarters support activities in Saigon: "with student riots, plus Buddhist Catholic riotsvery hectic." By 1966 he was in Long Beach, Calif., then as public works officer of the naval shipyard in Charleston, before retiring, in Oct, 1972, to Long Beach as a captain, after 30 years service.

To Biz and the offspring we send our heartiest condolences.

The Class of 1937

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