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Jaquelin Holliday Hume ’28

Published in Jan. 22, 1992, issue

JACK HUME died Oct. 1, 1991, in San Francisco, after a long illness. He came to Princeton from Exeter, and at college served on the TIGER board, was on the crew squad, and was a member of Charter Club. After graduation he went to Harvard Business School and received an M.B.A. degree in 1930.

In 1933, with his late brother William, he founded Basic Vegetable Products CO., which became the world's largest processor of dehydrated onion and garlic. Later on, in the early '50s, Jack formed the American Potato Co., which became the world's leading producer of dehydrated (instant mashed) potatoes.

Jack became a prominent philanthropist and civic leader in northern California. He was on numerous boards of hospitals, schools and colleges, and art and opera organizations. He was an adviser and confidant of Ronald Reagan during his governorship and presidency. He established the Foundation for Teaching Economics to promote the teaching of economics in junior and senior high schools. He received the George Washington Honor Medal of the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge for his "outstanding contribution supporting human dignity and the fundamentals of a free society."

Jack married Caroline Elizabeth Howard on Feb 20 1935. She survives him, as do four children, Patricia (Mrs. Paul Highberg'57), William, Carol (Mrs. Michael Tolan), and George, and seven grandchildren.

Jack took part in numerous alumni and Class activities, and served on the Alumni Council. His classmates remember Jack with admiration, and extend their warm sympathy to Caroline and their family.

The Class of 1928

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