Andrew Hunter Manson, Jr. ’34

Andrew Hunter Manson, Jr. ’34 of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away December 28, 2005. He was president of the first full class of graduates of Robert E. Lee High School, where he excelled in basketball. True to his Scottish heritage, he was also a lifelong golfer. At Davidson, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity. He held numerous leadership positions, including vice-president of his senior class. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry in 1942, and served his country for three and a half years during World War II in Scotland, England, Wales, Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He was appointed to the rank of major in the Transportation Corps in 1947. Before his retirement in 1983, he was treasurer of St. Joe Paper Company and worked with the Nemours Foundation and the estate of Alfred I. Dupont. During his many years as a member of Riverside Presbyterian Church, Andrew served as an elder, a deacon, captain of ushers, and president of the George Simons Bible class. Survivors include his wife of sixty-six years, Katherine Hooper Manson, 4185 Lakeside Dr., Jacksonville, Fla. 32210; a daughter, Kay Manson, his son, Andrew Hunter Manson, III; and several nieces and nephews.