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ยป Henry Allison PAGE

Henry Allison PAGE

Lieutenant United States Navy

Born: October 19th 1913
Died: May 4th 1945

Henry was the third of his family to carry the name. The first, born in 1862 in Cary, Wake County, North Carolina, was a farmer who was a Democratic Member of the North Carolina State House of Representatives and a staunch Methodist. The second was born in 1887 and died in 1947.

Henry Page attended the Ashville School before going to Princeton. During his four years in college, he entered many outside activities besides having attained a Phi Beta Kappa membership in his Junior year. Amongst other positions, he was Copy Editor of the Princetonian,. Treasurer of Whig-Clio, Secretary of The Club and was a member of Quadrangle Club.

Early in January 1935, he was chosen to be one of the four Rhodes Scholars from .the South Atlantic District. In February, he was awarded the highest general distinction which Princeton University confers upon an undergraduate, the M. Taylor Pyne Honor Prize.

The Pyne award is given annually to the member of the Senior Class, who in the opinion of the President and Secretary of the University and the Dean of the College "has most clearly manifested" the qualifications of "excellent scholarship, manly qualities and effective support of the best interests of Princeton University."

Henry came to Oxford in 1935 and rowed for the college. He graduated with a 2nd in PPE in 1938.

He joined the United States Navy and was serving as a Lieutenant when he was killed in action off Okinawa on May 4th 1945. He was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor.

He is commemorated in the Bethesda Cemetery, Aberdeen, Moore County, North Carolina

The Times of June 9th 1945 carried an obituary.

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