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William H. White ’36

Published in Nov. 8, 2006, issue

Bill died May 9, 2006, at Piper Shores in Scarborough, Maine. He was 91.

A graduate of Mercersburg Academy, he majored in political science at Princeton. After a year at Harvard Business School during World War II, Bill served two years with the Army Quartermaster Corps Research and Development Department in Chicago. He retired in 1945 as a first lieutenant after being awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

Bill worked for 32 years in the paper industry in Ohio and New Jersey, followed by selling computer software and real estate.

The Whites enjoyed traveling to Europe, Kenya, Russia, and Latin America. Summer vacations were spent at their cabin on Gouldsboro Bay in Corea, Maine.

Bill is survived by his wife, the former Jane Northup, whom he married in 1944; sons John N. and William B.; a daughter, Elizabeth W.; and four grandsons.

We of the Class of 1936 offer our sincere sympathy to Bill's family. He indeed was a loyal Princetonian.

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Robert G White Says:

2009-04-20 15:14:28

Sorry for your loss. I found Bill's obit while researching my White family on the Internet. I have a great deal of info on the family going back to England. Tracing back from Bill would be: William H--Herbert William--George Henry--William W--Isiah--Luke. The first known Luke was born in Staffordshire, England. If any of the family is interested in family tree info, please get in touch.
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