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Robert Macpherson Wood ’36

Published in Oct. 10, 1990, issue

ON FEB. 17, 1990, we lost one of our best, "MacPherse," who died at 75 of a stroke at home.

A graduate of the Los Alamos Ranch School, at Princeton he majored in politics with honors. He played freshman polo, was lightweight crew manager, a cheerleader, and a member of Tiger Inn. He enjoyed leading roles in the Triangle Club's huge successes STAGS AT BAY and WHAT A RELIEF. He earned his L.L.B. at Yale and proudly sang with the WhiffenPoofs. In 1964 the Class honored him as one of three "Men of '36. "

Mac retired as an Air Corps It. colonel. During his almost fiveyear service, he served considerable time in India and the ChinaBurma theaters. He was awarded the Bronze Star, air medal with oak leaf cluster and the Order of the British Empire. He served as general counsel of Sears Roebuck's southern territory from 1946 until 1978, after which he practiced law for eight years.

He is survived by his widow, Peggy Beattie; sons, Robert and Marshall; daughters, Peggy B. Wood and G. Temple Dowdeswell; brother Arthur M. '34 and four grandchildren.

He was known for his thoughtfulness, tremendous ability, service to community, and boundless enthusiasm. He will always be remembered for his devotion to family, Princeton, and Class.

The Class of 1936

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