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J. ALDEN NICHOLS ’41

J. ALDEN NICHOLS, 95, a retired professor of European history at the University of Illinois who had taught at Wesleyan, died June 28, 2014. A member of the John Wesley Club, he received his degree with high honors and with high distinction in history. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. During World War II…

NORMAN M. THORNTON ’41

NORMAN M. THORNTON, 94, the retired business manager and chief financial officer of St. Andrews School in Middletown, Del., died Aug. 19, 2013. The brother of Robert D. Thornton of the class of 1939, he was a member of Chi Psi and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received an MBA…

HARRY S. EDWARDS ’41

HARRY S. EDWARDS, a retired chemist and computer scientist, died July 11, 2013. He was 94. A member of Beta Theta Pi, he received his degree with honors and with distinction in chemistry. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and to Sigma Xi. In 1943 he received a master’s from Wesleyan and in 1950…

HARRY S. EDWARDS ’41

HARRY S. EDWARDS, a retired chemist and computer scientist, died July 11, 2013. He was 94. A member of Beta Theta Pi, he received his degree with honors and with distinction in chemistry. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and to Sigma Xi. In 1943 he received a master’s from Wesleyan and in 1950…

ROBERT C. BIRDSEY ’41

ROBERT C. BIRDSEY, a farmer and retired materials engineer for the State of Connecticut, died Nov. 27, 2013, at age 94. He lived his whole life in Middlefield, Conn., in the same house built by his grandfather on the farm that had been in the family for many generations. An avid musician, he was also…

MYRON E. WHITE ’41

MYRON E. WHITE, professor emeritus of mathematics at the Stevens Institute of Technology, died Aug. 19, 2008. He was 88. A member of the John Wesley Club, he received his degree with high honors and distinction, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and to Sigma Xi. He received his master?s and doctoral degrees from…

MERRILL A. SYMONDS ’41

MERRILL A. SYMONDS, 92, a retired college administrator, died Oct. 23, 2011. He was a member of Alpha Chi Rho and received his degree with honors and with distinction in English. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II he received his master’s degree from Boston University and his Ph.D. from…