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Robert Henry Alford ’36

Published in July 10, 1991, issue

BOB DIED Sept. 17, 1990. He was born Oct. 23, 1914, in Chicago.

He prepared at the Kiski and McBurney Schools. At Princeton he majored in politics and was a member of Court Club. He was V.P. of the Woodrow Wilson Democratic Club. He graduated from the Harvard law School in 1940.

Bob entered WWII service in Feb., 1941 as a private and served in the infantry in Italy. He was discharged in 1945 as a captain. He returned to active duty in 195152 and retired from the Army Reserve in 1956 as a It. colonel.

Bob was with the Federal Communications Commission for some years, retiring in 1971 after 18 years as chief transfer board processing applications for sale and transfer of commercial applications of commercial radio or TV stations.

The Alfords then moved to Barcelona, Spain. in 1976 they moved back to the States and settled in Florida. Bob is survived by his widow, Marion Landraitis Alford; daughter, Melinda Brack; and five grandchildren. Bob was a devoted Princetonian. His many friends in the Class will indeed miss him.

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