Tag Archive for 1956

CLASS OF 1956 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Desperately trolling for class news, I threatened to write about my recent operation (a TAVR, for those who know), which would have made for dull reading. But that turned out to be unnecessary, since I received more responses than I could fit into our limited Wesleyan magazine space. Here’s what you missed. From Don Price:…

CLASS OF 1956 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

You will have already savored George’s brilliant recap of our 60th Reunion in the last issue. He vividly captured the grand themes and many closely observed small details of that memorable event. His was truly a “you are there” essay, almost a Bach cantata, mirroring George’s passion for the great music master. George’s multi-generational family…

CLASS OF 1956 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

Can you believe it? Sixty years! We’ve had Ike, Jack, Lyndon, Dick, Gerald, Jimmy, Ron, George, Bill, W., and Barry since we left those ivied walls and storied halls. Yet 22 of us, most accompanied by spouses, managed to make it back to Middletown for our 60th Reunion in May. Not too shabby. Don Ritt…

CLASS OF 1956 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

From Sandy Mendelson: “After 60 years, Bob has persuaded me to put pen to paper for his deadline. “I’ve been a cardiologist at Washington Hospital Center my whole career. At various times I’ve taught house staff, fellows, and technicians; directed the coronary care unit; introduced formal CPR, advanced cardiac care courses, and paramedics in the DC area;…

CLASS OF 1956 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Hi, fellow classmates, George and I hope that you are planning, or at least considering, your return to campus for our Grand 60th Reunion on May 19–22, 2016. It will be great fun to join you there and to celebrate our survival and loyalty to Wesleyan. Bring your spouse. Don Ritt has begun an important conversation…

CLASS OF 1956 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

George here. As I reported in the magazine our classmates were more than generous in sharing their news. Mind you; we can receive more news than we have space to print, but never too much to appreciate. So here is what you missed. Incidentally, I began my appeal for news by expressing my reservations about…

JAMES K.L. HARRAGAN ’56

JAMES K.L. HARRAGAN, an advertising executive and executive recruiter, died Oct. 28, 2014. He was 80. A member of Alpha Delta Phi, he was the son of Edwin J. Harragan of the class of 1926. He served in counter-intelligence in the U.S. Army. An advertising executive and more recently an executive recruiter, he was also…

HARVEY T. CLEW ’56

HARVEY T. CLEW, a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, died Nov. 19, 2014. He was 80. The nephew of Lester P. Gallivan of the class of 1928, he was a member of Sigma Chi and served in counter-intelligence in the U.S. Army after his graduation. Prior to his 30-year career as a diplomat, he was…

CLASS OF 1956 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

Hello ’56 Classmates! I have been taking essay-writing courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, so I thought it might prove fruitful to request that you put on your artist hats, too. That radical suggestion stemmed from my current writing efforts, and a distant goal to publish a personal memoir of travel, nature, and…

CLASS OF 1956 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

This will be mostly about Alan Gordon, who left us too soon in May 2010, but is fondly remembered. On Reunion weekend last May I talked with Larry La Brie and his wife Beth, who had just come from a memorial service in Hazardville, Conn., for Alan. They brought me copies of remembrances of Alan…