On May 9, 2022, our class lost a most talented member when Kit succumbed to a protracted battle with cancer. His brother Whit was with Kit when he died in Fort Kent, Maine.

Before coming to Princeton, Kit was an outstanding athlete at South Kent School. At Princeton, he continued his love of rowing and captained the freshman heavyweight crew. Though a politics major, Kit had a keen interest in sculpture and pursued this through study with Professor Joe Brown.

After graduating in 1974, Kit coached rowing at Rutgers, Princeton, and the Carnegie Lake Rowing Association. He also won several sculpting commissions and was an accomplished painter, photographer, musician, woodworker, and crafter of musical instruments. In his later years, he returned to his love of the land by farming at his home in Fort Kent. One great joy of Kit’s life was his dogs. Obow accompanied Kit on a cross-country drive to Alaska. Kintail had 10 puppies, nine of which remained with Kit and Kintail for the rest of their lives. Lastly there was Tonto, the surviving canine companion. 

Kit is survived by siblings Moke, Cherry, Peter ’68, Whit, and Josh. His father Macpherson ’40 died in 1992. 

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Undergraduate Class of 1974