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Francis Higginson L. Philp ’52

Published in June 12, 1991, issue

JED PHILP DIED suddenly of a heart attack in Presbyterian Hospital, N.Y.C., Jan. 18, 1990.

Jed was cast from a very special mold. Courtly of manner, intensely loyal to his family, friends, and country, and graced with many gifts, he developed an extended family as diverse as it was numerous.

After graduating summa cum laude from Exeter, Jed won both the Spencer Trask Medal and Class of 1876 Awards as a freshman. His love of oratory led to involvement with the Debate Panel, Senate, and Clio Party, and the PreLaw Society. A member of Cloister inn, he was a cum laude graduate, majoring in history.

Jed began weightlifting at Princeton, and became so proficient that, according to one source, he won a Bronze Medal (heavyweight division) at the Rome Olympics, 1960. To maintain himself at Harvard Law School, he wrestled professionally during the summers, in New England and Southeastern Canada.

After the U.S. Army and law school, Jed joined the law office of Walter G. Durmington in N.Y. He moved to the investment firm of Dominick and Dominick, and ultimately became senior V.P. of the Fiduciary Trust Co. Ind.

Among his many interests, he was devoted to the Fund for the Blind, the N.Y. Infirmary, and St. John's Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his brother, Sanford; sister inlaw, Christine; and his beloved niece and nephew, Katherine Louise and John Nicholas, to whom we extend our deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1952

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Paul C. Gutheil Says:

2010-08-16 10:16:52

Jed Philp was my boss in the trust department at The Bank of New York; a finer, more caring person would be very difficult to find. I cannot believe he has been gone for 20 years. I still miss him and shall always remember him and his dear mother well.
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