October 10, 2007: Memorials
JOHN P. KIPP ’31
Jack Kipp died July 7, 2007, in Palm City, Fla.
A loyal member of the class and a member of a Princeton family, Jack was active in class affairs through his years of devoted participation. A member of Quadrangle Club as was his brother, Donald ’28, Jack was an insider in New York affairs both for business and for top social activities. His wit and loyalty made him a popular member of the 150-pound crew during his undergraduate years.
Jack was predeceased by his wife, Jean, and daughter Karen Moffett. He is survived by his sons, John Jr. and Hendrick B.; his sister, Margaret K. Kelsey; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. To those members of his family, the class sends its sincere condolences, and your memorialist adds a special word of happy memories.
The Class of 1931
JOHN N. PAGE ’31
John Page died in Naples, Fla., April 26, 2007.
Jack, Pen Reed, and Bill Botzow started school together at Carteret Academy in Orange, N.J., in 1917 and continued through graduation from Princeton. Jack and Pen roomed together at Princeton all four years.
Jack was a high-honors student at Princeton, active in cross country, and a member of Quadrangle Club. The son of Frederick Maxwell Page and Dorothy Mattson Page, he joined the National Newark & Essex Bank upon graduation and continued with it until his retirement as senior vice president and principal investment officer of Midlantic Banks, its successor. Jack was a director of Bishop Manufacturing Corp., U.S. Lines Inc., and the Financial Advisory Commission of Essex County, N.J. He was founder and president of the Princeton Alumni Association of Northern New Jersey and president of the Princeton Club of Southwest Florida.
He married Marguerite Simpson in 1936, and they had three children, John Jr., Carol Page Devore, and Frederick M.; and two grandchildren, Page Paterson and Carl Bauer. After the death of Marguerite, Jack married Margaret Whitehead, who also predeceased him. To all the family, the class sends its sincere condolences
The Class of 1931
Lowell M. Pumphrey ’36 *41
Lowell died May 18, 2007, in Pensacola, Fla. He was 92.
At Princeton he earned a bachelor’s and doctorate in economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
During World War II, Lowell served as a military intelligence officer in Washington, D.C., and in the Mediterranean theater. He received the Army Commendation Medal and held the rank of major. After VE-Day, he was closely involved in the postwar reconstruction of Europe during the Marshall Plan, serving with the Export-Import Bank, the U.S. Treasury, and the International Study Group on Germany. While in Germany he met Charlotte Müller von Brickhahn, whom he married. She died in 1998.
After Germany, he worked primarily as financial adviser for Mobil Oil Co. His work took him to Europe, where he lived in Surrey and Sussex in England, and Geneva, Switzerland. In 1976 he returned to Washington and then to Florida on his 80th birthday. He was proud of his ties to Princeton, including his annual participation in seminars during Princeton reunions. He was very interested in the Civil War.
Lowell is survived by his daughters, Charlotte and Carolyn Pumphrey; and a godchild, Claudia, daughter of his lifelong friend, Henry Huguenin.
The Class of 1936
Charles Ernest Roh ’37
Charles Ernest Roh died March 27, 2007.
He was born in Newark, N.J., and lived in Montclair, N.J., and West Hartford, Conn. He prepared at Montclair Academy, where he was vice president of the debating society, a member of the honor committee and student council, and editor of the yearbook.
At Princeton he majored in biology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, graduating with high honors. He belonged to Dial Lodge and roomed with Dave Stanley.
Charlie attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and, after a year’s internship at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, he went into the Army Medical Corps and was assigned to the Air Force. He finished his military career as a major in England and Bavaria. After his service he returned to Presbyterian Hospital as assistant resident in medicine.
Later he came to West Hartford and practiced chest medicine at the Hartford Hospital. After a period of general practice, he retired in 1981 as chief of the pulmonary section.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Sara Cole, four children, nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. “He was devoted to Princeton and 1937,” wrote his son, Charles Roh Jr.
To his family and friends, we extend loving sympathy and fond remembrances.
The Class of 1937
Arthur M. Eastburn Jr. ’39
Art died Feb. 8, 2007, at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. The cause was congestive heart failure, which had been with him for the past 10 years.
From 1941 to 1946 he served as a captain in the Army’s Ordnance Department at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. In 1946, shortly after he received a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he started his practice in Doylestown, Pa. He was a partner in the firm of Eastburn & Gray until his retirement.
A director of Doylestown National Bank and Trust Co., Art was also a member of the American, Pennsylvania, and Bucks County Bar associations. As for recreation, Art told us of his elementary and incompetent golf and tennis, his swimming and snorkeling, and his volunteer work at the National Wildlife Refuge and in the emergency room at a local hospital.
Art’s wife, Phyllis, died in 2004. He is survived by Jeffrey Eastburn, his son from his first marriage to the late Patricia Rhyne Eastburn; by Pamela Butler Jenkins, Phyllis’ daughter; and three grandchildren. We offer them our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
Carl Martin Elkan ’39
Carl died May 6, 2007, at his home in Bartlesville, Okla., surrounded by family and caregivers.
Carl graduated with a degree in chemical engineering and went immediately to work for the National Zinc Co. in Bartlesville, eventually retiring as director of research.
Born in New York City, he married Grace Langeloh of New Rochelle in 1940, and they called Bartlesville home for the rest of their lives. Aside from his career, Carl told us, he enjoyed the challenge of raising better cattle. After retiring he was able to devote himself full time to raising registered Hereford cattle, operating his ranch in Joplin, Mo. He was also a licensed pilot and a ham radio operator. He served as a board member of countless civic organizations in Bartlesville including the Bartlesville Art Association, the Boys and Girls Club, the Musical Research Society, and Bluestem Medical Foundation. For recreation he favored golf (annually on May 30) and fishing (annually on July 4).
Grace died in 2002. Carl is survived by their children, two sons and three daughters, as well as by nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. We offer them all our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
Hugh de Neufville Wynne ’39 *40
Bud, our class president since 1984, died July 4, 2007.
A geology major, he joined Creole Petroleum, a subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey (later Exxon) and worked as a geologist in the oil fields in Venezuela. There he met and, in 1942, married Irene Paris Lujan. He then took up his commission with the Army at Fort Knox and later Panama. Awarded the Legion of Merit for his work in improving the accuracy of tank gunnery, he was discharged as a major in 1946.
Bud and his family returned to Venezuela, where he resumed his career with Exxon, subsequently heading up Exxon’s operations in Argentina, Libya, and Spain. In 1975 he and Irene retired to Princeton. While he often served the community, his first loyalty was to the University, raising funds for the restor-
ation of the carillon at the Graduate College, the recovery of historic sculptures for the campus, and the preparation of a guidebook on the University’s gargoyles. He chaired the Princetoniana Committee from 1987 to 1989.
We offer our sincere sympathy to Irene, whose warm and generous welcome to us when we so often gathered at their home we will always treasure. Also surviving are a daughter, Diane, son Hugh Jr., three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The Class of 1939
THOMAS B. KENNEDY III ’40
Tom died June 22, 2007, in Saratoga, Calif.
He prepared at Kent School and followed his father, Thomas Kennedy Jr. ’14, and seven other close relatives to Princeton. He was on the freshman 150-pound crew.
He was president of Kennedy Insurance Agency of San Jose, Calif., for 56 years. He also invented and patented a product used in the ski business, creating K/F Precision Products Co. to make and market the item.
Tom was a member of the Society of C.P.C.U. Independent Insurance Agents and the University Club of San Jose, was past president of the San Jose Kiwanis Club, and was director of the San Jose Country Club and Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. Golf and skiing were his active sports. He also participated in class trips and reunions.
Tom is survived by his wife, Joanne; his children, Thomas IV, Dorothy Potter, and Patricia Kennedy; stepdaughter Linda Lewis Boyett; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. To them, his classmates wish to extend their sincere sympathies.
The Class of 1940
ROBERT M. PIERSON ’40
A longtime Hudson, Ohio, resident, Bob, who survived his wife, the former Jane Stephens, and son David, died June 20, 2007.
Bob always was the person on hand opening day at the nearby ski slopes. He and classmate Jake Rogers founded Ski-40 and kept it active. These classmates gathered to ski in Vermont or New Hampshire until 2006.
Bob prepared at Staunton Military Academy and majored in chemical engineering at Princeton, achieving second-group departmental and general honors. He was on the freshman wrestling squad, 150-pound football team, and intramural boxing team, and was a member of the Civil Aeronautic Authority Program and Key and Seal Club.
Bob joined Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron in synthetic rubber research, becoming manager in 1956 and then director of research. He was instrumental in arranging research support in Princeton’s chemistry department. He belonged to various national and local professional societies, was a trustee of the Artificial Heart Research Foundation, and received several public-service awards.
His retirement did not end his lifelong pursuit of inventions and patents, but merely changed the direction of his creativity to wind-generated power devices that were inexpensive enough for the impoverished of the Third WorId.
His classmates wish to extend their condolences to Bob’s survivors.
The Class of 1940
Thomas Robert Fiddler ’42
Bob Fiddler died June 27, 2007, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., after a prolonged illness.
He was born in New York City, son of Earle Thomas Fiddler 1909. Bob graduated from The Hill School and majored in economics at Princeton, where he was a member of Charter Club and the JV golf team. Bob also was associate manager of Triangle Club and greatly enjoyed its winter trip during his senior year.
He was commissioned in the Naval Reserve in 1941. In 1943 he was on convoy duty in the Mediterranean when his ship was attacked by the German Air Force. Both the crew and the ship survived. He parted from the Navy in 1946 as a lieutenant commander.
After the war, Bob began a merchandising career in which he achieved distinction. His entry-level job was with Marshall Field in Chicago. From there he advanced to positions in Atlanta, Knoxville, and New York City, finally winding up as CEO of D.H. Holmes Co. in New Orleans. Always active in civic affairs, he was president of the New Orleans Tourist and Convention Center.
Bob was predeceased by his son, Thomas N. ’70. He is survived by his wife, Sonny; his daughters, Martha Yaros and Kathryn Butcher; and four grandchildren. To them, the class offers its sympathy.
The Class of 1942
Richard Hartshorne ’42
Dick died June 13, 2007, in Sacramento, Calif., of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Son of Richard Hartshorne 1909, Dick prepared at the Avon Old Farms School and majored in electrical engineering at Princeton. He was a member of Elm Club and roomed with Bob Weidlein and Dick Salsbury. Dick rowed on a series of lightweight crews, including the freshman 150-pound crew. He was a founder of the Outing Club.
Dick was commissioned an ensign in the Navy on graduation. He saw combat in the Pacific as an engineering officer on the USS Oakland and was present in Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender. He separated from service as a lieutenant commander.
In 1946 he joined General Electric Co. as a lighting engineer, working first in Schenectady, then in Honolulu, and finally in San Francisco. He was part of the team that illuminated the Golden Gate Bridge.
Physically active all his life, Dick enjoyed swimming, sailing, hiking, and skiing.
Dick is survived by Peggy, his wife of 62 years; sons Richard and John; daughter Sally Riden; and three grandchildren. To them, the class sends its condolences.
The Class of 1942
ALLEN HOWARD LEMMON JR. ’42
Al died May 22, 2007, in Hilton Head, S.C., of complications from surgery a month after the death of his second wife, the former Lois Jane Troy.
Al came to us by way of Dormont (Pa.) High School and Mercersburg Academy. At Princeton he majored in economics and was a member of Triangle and Tower clubs. During World War II, Al flew B-17 bombers in the European theater and earned the Air Medal with four clusters.
Al spent most of his career with Gulf Oil in retail marketing and human resources. A bachelor until mid-career when he worked near Princeton, he met and married Wanda “Bunky” G. Baker in 1961, and she brought him three fine stepsons (Gary, Craig, and Hutch) from a previous marriage. What a congenial family it was! Al was challenged to keep up with their activities — Bunky’s stellar tennis, sailing, “a little scouting, a little Christian education work . . . a little fund- and fun-raising.”
Al took early retirement in 1980 to “help build another church, travel, [and] enjoy sharing things with a growing family and new friends.” Eventually he and Bunky moved to Hilton Head. Sadly, she died in 1996. The following year Al married Lois Jane, who shared Al’s enthusiasm in attending our mini-reunions.
To Gary, Craig, Hutch, Al’s three daughters-in-law, and 10 grandchildren, including Joanna Ganson ’02, the class extends its condolences.
The Class of 1942
REGINALD M. ROWE JR. ’44
“For me, art is a compulsion. I have to do it; I don’t know what else to do,” Reggie said. And art is what Reggie “did” — and taught. He died June 15, 2007, after a vast search found him where he’d fallen during a walk with his dog, Sam, in rough country outside San Antonio.
Reggie was longtime chairman of the faculty at the San Antonio Art Institute and revered as a pioneer abstract expressionist. He prepped at Choate. His father was Princeton 1910.
Reg was on our 150-pound football squad and secretary-treasurer of Colonial Club. Close friends included Doug Dimond, Monty Geer, Hal Haskell, Bob Kean, and Harcourt Waller.
He earned his bachelor’s in languages in 1943, before serving three years with the Navy in the Pacific. Starting a bank career in Manhattan, he also studied at the Art Students’ League. He then switched, first to portrait painting in 1950, before finding his long-term niche in abstract painting.
In the 1940s and 1950s, while Reggie and his first wife, Peggy Steinhart, were in Cuba, Ernest Hemingway befriended him and encouraged his painting. He later earned a master’s in art in Mexico.
Survivors include Reggie’s wife of 37 years, artist Jan Tips Rowe, and his daughters, Michele Rowe-Shields and Betsy Beckmann. Our sincere condolences go to his family, fellow artists, and his many students.
The Class of 1944
FRANK EDWARD SIMPSON JR. ’45
Frank Simpson died May 22, 2006.
Frank entered Princeton from Parker High School in Chicago but spent only one year at the University. He left to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II and never returned to Princeton. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1946 and later earned a master’s in English there. Frank had a distinguished career in advertising with such respected firms as the Needham Organization, Leo Burnett, and, finally, McCann-Erickson.
He was a member of the Saddle & Cycle Club and the Racquet Club in Chicago, and was an enthusiastic tennis player. After retiring, he moved to Richmond, Va., where he died.
Frank is survived by his wife, Marian; two daughters, Juliet and Jessica; and a grandson, Mark Herzog. The class extends its sympathy to all.
The Class of 1945
CHARLES VAN MATER SHEDD ’46
Charlie died April 14, 2007, after a long illness. He was 82.
He entered Princeton from Hotchkiss in 1942 and served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. After graduating from SPIA in 1947, he obtained a master’s in industrial and labor relations from Yale in 1948.
In 1950, Charlie began working with Sargent and Company, Kidde & Co., and for 28 years, the Foster Wheeler Corp. From 1969 on he traveled extensively to the Far East and had a five-year assignment as international personnel director in Reading, England. He and his family returned in 1988 to Basking Ridge, N.J., where they lived for many years.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Virginia Edge Shedd; five children, Dennis ’76, Jeffrey, Nancy, Michael ’83, and Robert; and 13 grandchildren. To them all, the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1946
William S. Reed ’47
Bill joined us in 1943 as a V-12 premed student. After graduating in 1947 he went on to SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and then became a sea-going doctor for two years during the Korean War.
In 1953 he returned as a general practitioner to his native town, Lowville, N.Y., in the foothills of the Adirondacks and married Mary Lou in 1958. He retired after a busy professional and active civic life in 1995.
Too, he enjoyed an active avocational life — including tennis, hunting, fishing, and gardening — coupled with his self-taught skill at the piano, a love of music, and a passion for meteorology. All these pursuits, Bill wrote for our 50th, combined to help him appreciate “the essence of life.”
He died Dec. 2, 2006. At his memorial service, he was remembered with fondness as a kind and gentle man who offered warmth and friendship to all he met throughout his life.
We celebrate this happy classmate who always took great pride in his Princeton education, and we send our best wishes to Mary Lou and the family.
The Class of 1947
ROBERT C. HUBBARD ’49
Bob died of a heart attack Jan. 12, 2007, at the age of 79.
He prepared for Princeton at Bassick High School in Bridgeport, Conn., and served in the Army for two years in Japan before starting classes in 1947. He majored in SPIA, was politics editor of the Nassau Lit, director of the Speakers Bureau, and vice president of Whig-Clio.
Bob spent more than 50 years as a lawyer for the firm of Satterlee, Stephens, Burke & Burke in NYC. He was involved primarily in corporate law concerning acquisitions, disposition, and financing. He retired in 2003.
Bob was an avid gardener and served as a trustee/director of the Horticultural Society of New York, the American Farm School in Greece, and the Sofia American Farm School in Bulgaria.
Bob is survived by his wife, Patricia. The class extends its deepest sympathy to her.
The Class of 1949
Anthony J. Maruca ’54
Anthony J. Maruca died July 7, 2007, at his home in Lawrenceville, N.J. The cause of death was prostate cancer.
A native of Trenton, he graduated from Trenton High School. At Princeton, he majored in English and the American civilization program. He began a lifelong career as a member of the University administration in 1959, retiring as vice president for administrative affairs in 1988. He subsequently served as chief operating officer at the Rockefeller family office for five years, then retired to Martha’s Vineyard in 1992, where he became active in land-conservation efforts. The family returned to New Jersey in 2005. He most recently served as senior adviser at the New York Public Library and the Princeton University Press.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sally; their five children, Samuel, Nina, Michael, Joseph, and Peter; 10 grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers. The class extends its sympathy to them in their loss.
Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan Hospice, 3 Eves Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053 or the Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund.
The Class of 1954
MORRIS RUGGLES BROWNELL III ’55
Ruggles died March 14, 2007, at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev., following a valiant struggle against several diseases.
He came to us from Middlesex School. Senior year he roomed in Little with Dick Rawls, Moses Williams, and Hunter Ingalls.
Rug majored in English and pursued the humanities program, thanks to the direction of Professor Bob Goheen ’40 *48, his freshman adviser. Following graduation he had the lifetime experience of six months before the mast on the topsail schooner Albatross en route from Rotterdam to San Francisco.
He will be remembered as a consummate scholar who taught English at Tufts, Cornell, Oxford, and the University of Nevada, where he was chair of the English department. Our classmate was committed to the learning of all students and the indissoluble connection between teaching and scholarship.
Rug was the author of three award-winning works: Alexander Pope and the Arts of Georgian England, Samuel Johnson’s Attitude to the Arts, and The Prime Minister of Taste: A Portrait of Horace Walpole. A fourth book, Boswell’s Ballads, written with his late wife, Melita, will be published later.
Rug will be greatly missed by his friends, colleagues, and especially by his daughters, grandchildren, and the Brownell family. To them all, the class extends deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1955
Keith M. Ballard ’57
Keith died in France Sept. 9, 2004, to the best of our knowledge.
At Princeton, he majored in philosophy, played soccer, and joined Cottage Club. His senior roommates included Kim Townsend, Whit Addington, Pete Pettus, and Stokes Towles.
After Princeton, Keith earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale in 1961 and a law degree from Harvard in 1971. He taught at Amherst and Bucknell in the 1960s, and married Sue Rufendall. We heard no more from him. We send condolences to his family.
The Class of 1957
W. Speed Hill ’57
After six years of contending with Parkinson’s disease, W. Speed Hill died May 8, 2007.
Speed was internationally renowned in the field of textual editing, the discerning of the relative authenticity of manuscripts from times when copyrighting was unknown. His life’s work was to lead a scholarly team in the creation of a multivolume compilation with commentary of the works of Richard Hooker, a wise and remarkable English Renaissance theologian.
Speed was associated with the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and was co-founder of the Society for Textual Scholarship. He served as professor of English at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York until his retirement several years ago, after which he continued to lecture at academic societies. At a memorial service, former students, many now in academia, cited their gratitude for his help in their careers, their admiration for his intellect, and their pleasure in his wit.
A native of Lexington, Ky., Speed attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. He obtained his doctorate from Harvard. He is survived by Linda, his wife of 23 years; three children, Julie Beck ’82, Christopher, and Madeleine ’89; and a brother, Eugene ’47. The class extends its condolences to them.
The Class of 1957
Thomas E. Heftler ’65
On the morning of June 23, 2007, while bicycling in Southampton, N.Y., Tom Heftler was struck and killed by a drunk driver.
A cum laude graduate of New York University Law School, Tom was a longtime partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, a 350-attorney firm based in New York City. A noted specialist in derivatives and commodities, he served for many years as the firm’s managing and then co-managing partner. He was a founding director of the not-for-profit Migraine and Pain Fund.
Cycling was only one of Tom’s passions. A renaissance man for our time, he was an outstanding photographer (after learning demanding studio work as an apprentice, he considered leaving law to pursue it). A lifelong ham radio operator, he could and did fix anything electrical or mechanical, a talent that, in his Princeton years, he brought to WPRB, where he headed the technical side. Memorialized by his colleagues as “a brilliant lawyer and a gentle soul,” Tom was funny, deeply humane, humble, and remarkably modest. His joie de vivre was thoroughly infectious.
Lois Weinroth, Tom’s wife of 30 years and also a partner at Stroock, sons Daniel and Jeffrey, and three grandsons survive him. The class extends its sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1965
George I. Spence ’65
George Spence died peacefully March 13, 2007, in Johnson City, Tenn., after a 5 1/2--year battle with a rare form of cancer of the appendix.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., George graduated from the Allendale School. At Princeton he majored in biochemistry and was elected to Sigma Xi. His roommates included Ken Grossman, David Herr, Richard Losick, Mark Granovetter, Ron Glick, and the late John Vigorita.
After graduation, George received a medical degree from the University of Rochester. He then completed a radiology residency at Dartmouth Medical School. He practiced in Elmira, N.Y., before moving to Johnson City, joining Mountain Empire Radiology. George was active in local and national radiology societies and was a valued mentor to young radiologists. His older brother, John, was in the Class of 1955 and his niece, Ann Habernigg, was in the Class of 1983.
George loved golf, hiking, skiing, and travel. He was a dedicated husband of 39 years to his wife, Linda, and a devoted father to Robert and Lindsay. He adored his grandchildren, Jack, George, and Catherine. During his illness he remained involved in medicine, travel, and golf. George held a deep affection for Princeton due to the education he received and the lifelong friendships he made there.
The Class of 1965
William Bayard Heroy Jr. *41
William Bayard Heroy Jr., a business geologist who later joined Southern Methodist University, died Sept. 25, 2006. He was 91. He had resided at The Forest at Duke in Durham, N.C., for 14 years.
Earning a bachelor’s degree Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth in 1937, Heroy received his Ph.D. in geology from Princeton in 1941. During World War II, he worked in the southwest for Texaco and then for the Geotechnical Corp. in Dallas from 1945 to 1965, rising to president of the company. After Geotech was bought by Teledyne, he was group executive assistant to its president.
Heroy later went to Southern Methodist University, where he served as vice president-treasurer. He was then head of its Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, until retiring in 1982 as professor emeritus.
He was treasurer of the Geological Society of America for many years and president of the American Geological Institute, both of which honored him for his service.
Heroy is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 70 years; four children; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Leon A. Henkin *47
Leon A. Henkin, professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and for more than 40 years an effective advocate for diversity in the upper realms of math and science, died of natural causes in Oakland Nov. 1, 2006. He was 85.
At Princeton, he earned a master’s in 1942 and a Ph.D. in 1947, both in mathematics. His dissertation was supervised by the famous logician Alonzo Church ’24 *27. During World War II, he worked on the Manhattan Project. He went to Berkeley in 1953, became a full professor in 1958, and retired in 1991.
According to John W. Addison, a former long-term chair of Berkeley’s math department, Henkin’s doctoral dissertation produced a radically new proof that was recognized by leading logicians, and remains a fundamental tool in model theory, now regarded as one of the four leading branches of mathematical logic. Addison also praised Henkin’s teaching as “truly exceptional.”
A 1990 tribute from the Mathematical Association of America stated that “few individuals of our era have had a greater impact on the health of American mathematics than has Leon Henkin.”
He is survived by his wife, Ginette, and two sons.
This issue has undergraduate memorials for Lowell M. Pumphrey ’36 *41 and Hugh de N. Wynne ’39 *40.