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Lawrence Crane Woods Jr. ’22

Published in Oct. 10, 1990, issue

OUR CLASS suffered a real loss with the death of Pete Woods Apr. 25, 1990, in Newtown Square, Penn. Pete was born July 18,1899, in Pittsburgh. When at Princeton, Pete intended to teach and did for a year, at the Haverford School, after graduation. But he was called to insurance, and by 1924 had joined Equitable Life Insurance Society, where he stayed until he headed the Pittsburgh office. Retiring in 1975, he stayed on at his farm in Ligonier and moved to his present residence in 1984. Pete was also trustee and officer of Carnegie Inst., and trustee and chairman of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. He was a participant in biggame hunting expeditions for the museum's collection.

Pete married Susan Breck Burlingham on June 10, 1944, in Winnedia, Ill. She survives, as does one of their two daughters. Pete had a real interest in people, and toward the end of his life started a program of inducing various vigorous classmates to write to less fortunate classmates. The program was a great success.

The Class of I922

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