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John K. B. Labarre ’64

Published in July 8, 1992, issue

JOHN LABARRE died Sept. 18, 1991, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

John grew up in Durham, N.C., and prepared for Princeton at the Millbrook School in southern New York. At Princeton, he majored in electrical engineering and was named a University Scholar, in his sophomore year. John was a member of Terrace Club, and he put some of his engineering abilities into service at campus radio station WPRB. He combined a robust sense of humor with a distinct sense of academic purpose, which inspired many of us around him.

After graduation John moved to Ann Arbor to continue his engineering studies at the Univ. of Michigan, where he received his Ph.D. in the field of computer, information, and control engineering, in 1969. John first put his education to work at several research locations, including the Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque and the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration in Washington, D.C, Continuing his career in the intelligence field, he held senior positions in the C.I.A. and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and later in private industry.

John was very loyal to Princeton and to the Class of 1964. He returned to the university many times for reunions and for various other campus events, he attended several of our auxiliary Class events in the D.C. area and elsewhere, and he had been active in the University Schools Committee. We shall miss his refreshing directness and his loyalty and companionship.

John's survivors include his widow, Vicki; his children Dierdre, Timothy, and Vallery; and his father, Weston LaBarre '33. To all, we of the Class of 1964 extend our deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1964

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