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What's New? McKenzie best lawyer. 10/4/17 PAW column. Zirin's latest article. Mandell/Newens in CO. Denver area minireunion. Attorney Esther. Deford remembered. Brakeley wedsCaring network. Newens/Graber/Finch. Gil's lecture.

Deaths posted within the last 6 months (click any for details): Tom Haskell. Dick Henshaw. Jim Raybin. Ed Rose. Frank Deford. David McEwen. Dennis Karjala. Tag Geer. Chris Basler. Bob Barrowclough. John Crocker. Skip Sachner. Dick Williams.
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 We are now in fiscal '17-'18 and again the goal is 61%.

 For fiscal year '16-'17 which ended 6/30/17, we finished with 229 classmates plus associates  (41%) who donated.

 Please log in and click here to see your personal payments history, pay your dues, and optionally donate to the scholarship fund and Foundation. (Note: login is optional;
if you do, you will see your history and the system will auto-fill your information for you.) Dues payments and donations are tax-deductible in the U.S.

Virtual Yearbook

In the on-line "Virtual Yearbook" you can read about classmates, look at their photos (many were not in the print edition and most are in color). You can edit your profile, your essay, and add/delete photos as you see fit.  While logged on, click this link and use the navigation buttons on the top and right.

Directory Link (on left, second from bottom while logged on)

It has three selections: Classmates (you can look up details on anyone) My Profile (update your own details), Deceased (lists all those we've lost, including links to their memorials).     


  • September 10, 2017 - Pre-rade for Class of 2021, 4pm. Class gathering lunch at Cannon. Click here for Alumni Council info including RSVP for their welcome picnic. Chair: Joe Prather

  • November 11, 2017 - Yale game and tailgate, 1pm. Also, Fall Football Lecture at 11am, Sam Wang, Professor of Neuroscience, Founder, The Princeton Election Consortium and co-host, "Politics & Polls" in McDonnell A01

  • May 31 - June 3, 2018 - 57th Reunion.  June 1st Friday Class Dinner. Chair: Joe Prather
  • June 15, 2017 - Denver area mini-reunion - All classmates and associates were invited to a cookout in Centennial, CO. Sage chicken and mountain oysters. Host Joe McGinity. Click here for photos and who was there.

  • June 1 - 4, 2017 - 56th Reunion.  Friday Class Dinner at Nassau Club hosted by Carol Wojie. Click here for details + photos. Chair: Joe Prather

  • March 9, 2017 - Golf outing, Mission Valley Golf and Country Club, Nokomis (North Venice) FL. Lunch: 11:30, Tee off 12:40. Dinner after golf.   Scott McWhinnie, hosting, Joe McGinity, registrations.

  • February 25, 2017 - Alumni Day and Service of Remembrance. Class Rep: Peter Pettibone, Usher: George Brakeley, gathering at quad: host Joe Prather

  • February 8, 2017 Annual Princeton Night in New York featuring Frank G. Wisner. PCNY.

  • December 5 at 4:30pm: Jim Zirin was speaker at Robertson Hall. Click here for details.

  • October 22, 2016 - Harvard game and tailgate. Class dinner at Cannon Club library. Click here for Who Was There + photos.
  • September 11, 2016 - Pre-rade for Class of 2020. Class lunch on the Cannon Club back patio 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Who was there and photos, click here. Chair: Joe Prather

Our Class News page contains short items which appear from newest to oldest.  Some items appear on the Class Acts if they are longer.  We welcome your submissions but suggest you read our Guidelines.  You can see the roster of Class Officers (including their smiling faces).  Also, please go to the President's Page, and the Treasurer's Page.  Viewing and updating personal data requires classmates to login with their own i.d. and password.

Memorials are on the PAW website.  Past Class Notes are archived on PAW as well.

If you are a member or widow of the class, this is your site.  This medium serves as a valuable resource for news of the class.  Please tell other classmates!  Whether you have news about yourself or others, want to post a notice of a class event, or have other information of interest, please send it here.  Items will also be passed on to our class secretary, George Brakeley, for possible use in PAW.

On this site: You may click on links, which are in orange and underlined, to be transported to the page described (and you can use the "Back" button of your web browser to return), or to send e-mail to the person identified.  You may also click on the links at the left of all pages.  Clicking on a "thumbnail" picture with an orange border will display a larger and clearer image.

Click here for earlier past events.  Click here for the class song.

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