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Lamartine Varnedoe Lamar ’18

Published in Feb. 6, 1991, issue

"SHORTY" LAMAR DIED June 22, 1990, at his home in New Orleans. He was born Mar. 28, 1896, in Valdosta, Ga., and spent his youth in Pensacola, Fla. He graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H.

He left Princeton in his junior year to become one of the early naval aviators. After the war he returned and graduated in 1919. He became an investment banker with the N.Y. firm of Harris, Forbes and Co. and moved to New Orleans to manage their office there. Eventually he cofounded his own firm, Lamar, Kingston and Labouisse, in Crescent City.

At the outbreak of WWII, Shorty got back into Naval aviation and served on Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. At his death at age 94 he was the secondoldest living naval aviator in the United States. He was married to Stephanie Levert and is survived by one son, Albert '54, four grandchildren, and ten greatgrandchildren. Shorty had an amazing capacity for making lifelong friendships, and he was one of the most beloved members of our Class. We salute that grand gentleman'

The Class of 1918

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