A Message from Class President Philip Detjens
Welcome to the Class website. It is intended to supplement the Princeton Alumni Weekly and help disseminate timely information about the varied activities of the Class and facilitate more effective communication and interaction. Its content is constantly changing so please access it frequently and help us by supplying photos and items of interest that concern our Class. Its value is enhanced by your ideas and participation. The Princeton Alumni Weekly is the only vehicle that goes to all members of the Class, not just those with internet connections, so please continue to supply our Class Secretary, Dick Grieves, with news by clicking here .
Events from previous years can be found on the Archives page.
Start planning now to attend the following scheduled events:
|26 - 28 September 2014||Mini-reunion in Philadelphia, with an emphasis on historic Colonial Philadelphia. More information, and a list of attendees, is here .|
|25 October 2014||Class Tailgates and Cocktail Party before and after the Harvard game.
The Alumni Association will host all classes for a free Tailgate on Fine Plaza (northwest of the stadium, just south of Lewis Library).
Following the game, we will hold our traditional Class Cocktail Party at Terrace Club.
|21 February 2015||Alumni Day, its 100th anniversary! Save the date, and watch for more information!|
|28 - 31 May 2015||ADVANCE NOTICE for Reunions 2015, our 55th. Start planning now! And note that this Reunion, like our 54th, is on the weekend after Memorial Day. You will be hearing a lot more about this as the time for it approaches.|
Paul Raeder, our Class’s liaison, reports spectacular Annual Giving results for last year,
under the leadership of David Dodge and Rich McGlynn and 16 Section Chairs. With participation of 67.9% (6.5% better than
the University’s rate), we gave a total of $197,218, exceeding the target of $190,000. Congratulations
and thanks to all, especially David and Rich!
10 July 2014
Joe Healey, M.M., takes the occasion of World Cup 2014 to reflect on his relationship with
the famous football [aka soccer] Bradleys, father Bob and son (and current US national team star) Michael. Read his report
and see pictures and read World Cup game reports here .
22 June 2014
Reunions 2014 concluded with a general feeling that a great time had been had by all attendees.
Details and pictures are here .
2 June 2014
Treasurer Bob Seabring reports that the Class has a dues participation rate of 54.73%
after three mailings.
6 May 2014
Doug Hopper reports on a freshman-year meeting with President Eisenhower and
(believe it or not) a rototiller, and on his resulting induction into the American Legion
Hall of Fame, here .
4 May 2014
An article in the Princeton Alumni Weekly for 23 April discusses Fidel Castro’s visit to campus
during the spring semester of our senior year, and mentions that Castro had been invited by Paul Taylor,
who went on to become US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and to regret his initial enthusiasm for Castro’s
unfulfilled promises to bring democracy to Latin America. Read the article
24 April 2014
Class President Philip Detjens reports as follows on Alumni Day, 22 February 2014:
At the Awards luncheon there was:
Ellen and Bob Seabring
Jane Osgood and Ted Hilles
Katie Dubbs (Sach scholar)
(the other Sachs scholar, Anastasya Lloyd Damnjanovic, had a conflict and could not attend)
The Service of Remembrance, at which I represented the Class, honored the following classmates:
William Edward Bowers (May 9, 2013)
Donald Bernard Hajec (August 6, 2013)
George Peter Hutchinson (June 17, 2013)
Malcolm Kenyon Ottaway (June 5, 2013)
Ira Benjamin Silverstein (Oct. 9, 2013)
Crompton Smith Jr. (March 5, 2013)
Bruce Gilbert Soden (Feb. 10, 2013)
24 February 2014
The annual dinner of the Classes of '60 and '61, usually held in March and which was to be hosted by the Class of '61 this year, has been cancelled. The next event for the Class of '60 will be a luncheon during reunions at the Nassau Club in Princeton on Saturday, May 31 at noon, followed by the P-rade at 2pm. This date is not during a Memorial Day weekend which is on the previous weekend.
19 January 2014
Tex Harris was honored on 12 December, Human Rights Day, by the
United Nations Association
for his human rights work,
fighting notably against terrorism in Argentina in the 1970s, but also against transmission of the HIV
virus in South Africa, and against attempts to weaken protection for the atmosphere's imperiled ozone layer.
Read the article in the 14 December issue of the Houston Chronicle
or as reprinted in the Texas on the Potomac blog
Read Tex’s notes for his acceptance remarks
16 December 2013
This year’s two Sachs Scholars have been announced: Katie Dubbs ’14 (left;
as the Sachs Global Scholar, to study late 19th-century lieder in Vienna), and
Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic ’14 (right; to study international relations
at Worcester College, Oxford). The University’s
Press Release is here .
16 December 2013
The Alumni Association sponsored Tailgates before the Yale game
on 16 November; sorry, no information about them. But
the Class’s traditional Cocktail Party at Terrace Club after the game
had a nice turnout, with wonderful food and drink and good comradeship. Not in attendance there
but known to be around somewhere were Batcheller, Briggs, Lippincott, and McGlynn; there may have
been others who escaped notice.
At the party were (from left) Klineberg, Fisher, Hughes, Ippolito, Detjens, Conway,
Joan Sachs Shaw, Willard, Szvetecz, Southwell, and Max, along with latecomers Beaver and Howson.
Also in attendance were Bill Sachs ’66 and various spouses.
18 November 2013
Memorialized in PAW for 5 February 2014, and now quoting from the Tiger E-News for 14 October 2013:
“A substantial bequest from industrialist and philanthropist William S. Dietrich II '60 will
endow the University's Economic Theory Center, which has been renamed [as the William S. Dietrich II Economic Theory Center] in his honor. His gift will also support
undergraduate and graduate student financial aid by establishing a fund for the William S. Dietrich II Scholars and Fellows.”
Read more here .
14 October 2013, revised 5 February 2014
President Philip Detjens, inspired perhaps by being in Los Angeles, has created a Trivia Quiz which
will surely test the knowledge of all of us about Princeton. Take the quiz
7 October 2013
The mini-reunion in Los Angeles on the weekend of 26-29 September 2013
was a tremendous success. Read more, and see pictures, here .
2 October 2013
President Philip Detjens’s August letter to Class members
summarized last year’s events,
reported that the recently completed Sachs Scholarship capital campaign was a success, having raised over $200,000 to enhance the endowment and help insure the longevity of this Class memorial,
announced some upcoming events,
and solicited payment of Class Dues. Read the letter
4 September 2013
This list will include all recent deaths of which we have become aware. Watch for Class Memorials in PAW.
If you have additions to this list, please contact us .
Previous years’ lists can be found here .
Crompton (Tommy) Smith, Jr., 5 March 2013
Malcolm K. Ottaway, 5 June 2013
Donald B. Hajec, 6 August 2013
Ira Silverstein, 9 October 2013
James A. Stansbury, Jr., 16 January 2014
William J.C. Merrill, 6 March 2014
H. Arthur Bellows, Jr., 20 March 2014
James F. Lynn, Jr., 21 March 2014
Steven Young, 2014
Information about locating Class Memorials is here . Special thanks to Paul Taylor for his work in collecting these.