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Robert D. Judson ’47

Published in July 19, 2006, issue

Bob joined us in 1943 from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill. He soon left to serve in the Atlantic fleet during the war.

On his return to Princeton he became a student of economics and an active and excellent varsity golfer. He had taken up golf at a young age under his doctor's command as therapy for recovery from polio.

Bob bonded for life with banking as a profession and with Chicago's First National as an employer. He was widely admired as a senior vice president, an astute financier, and a wise lender who helped diverse businesses, including the oil industry. His happy marriage in 1948 to Mary Scribner (who died in 2000) produced six sons. He lived virtually all his life in Winnetka, served his community well, and enjoyed a wealth of friendships. He died July 8, 2004.

As recounted in his entry in our 25th yearbook, Bob was angered by Princeton policies developed during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s. This led to an unhappy estrangement from his class and his alma mater. He left us at the very time our war-torn class was becoming "peaced together" after our 25th.

Despite this loss, we remember Bob as one of us in those long-past, pleasant postwar Princeton years.

The Class of 1947

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