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Peter J. Morgan Jr. ’52

Published in May 6, 1992, issue

HONORARY CLASSMATE Peter J. Morgan Jr. died Nov. 1, 1991, of cancer. Pete was born, and spent all of his days, in the Trenton area. He was Class of 1929 at Notre Dame and received a master's degree from N.Y.U.

Pete was an outstanding track coach at Trenton High School and for 23 years (19461969) at Princeton. He was a member of the A.A.U. Olympic Track and Field Committee. He served as president of the 1C4A Track Coaches Assn. and as president of the Heptagonal Track Coaches Assn. After his Princeton career, he became executive director of the Mercer County Parks Commission, a post he held for seven years.

Pete was cited by the New Jersey Interscholastic Track Coaches Assn. for outstanding service to the sport of track and field. The Trenton Select Committee honored Pete, in a memorable celebratory evening, for his many years of distinguished and dedicated work for Trenton and surrounding communities in Mercer County.

Pete was a gifted teacher, an inspirational coach, and a warm friend, Many Princeton athletes prospered from his guidance, beginning with classes in the mid'40s and reaching into the early '70s. Ed Burka, Ben Moore, Al Rauch, and Joe Bolster were among a number of our classmates who gained much from Pete's support and friendship.

Pete was delighted to be a member of our Class. He attended our 25th, 30th, and 35th reunions, and maintained a continuing interest in the activities of '52 and his classmates.

Pete is survived by his widow, Felice, his daughters Judith and Felice, and a son Peter 111. To them we extend our deepest sympathy. We have lost a dear friend.

The Class of 1952

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