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Gilbert Wessells Hart ’51

Gilbert Wessells Hart ’51, April 10, 2007, in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Gil left Yale University for active duty with the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps during World War II. Following the war, he attended Reed, and received a BA from the college in mathematics. He married Constance Campbell ’51 in 1951; they had three children, and later divorced. In 1951, he joined Mutual of New York as an actuarial trainee. In 1968, he was promoted to assistant vice president and an administrative officer for the company. He retired as second vice president of North American Reassurance (SwissRe), New York City, in 1993. He was a member of the First Unitarian Society in Hastings, New York, for over 40 years. In 1994, Gil noted: ”If asked for [the] most significant event in my life, it was deciding to go to Reed.” Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, his two sons and daughter, two stepsons, and five grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2007

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