John Hayes Crichton ’42

John Hayes Crichton ’42 died May 16, 2007 after a long illness. He had resided in San Antonio, Texas, for the past eighteen years. Prior to that he lived in Palm Beach, Fla., and San Francisco, Calif. He was company commander of the 155th Infantry in New Guinea in World War II. He was a Major, G-2 Section of 6th Army in charge of intelligence gathering and was aide to Gen. Walter Krueger, the 6th Army Commander. After military service, he earned his law degree at Louisiana State University and attended New York University’s program in taxation. He was an attorney in Shreveport, La., managing director of Better Hotels of Louisiana, CEO of Computer Controls of Palm Beach, Fla., and owner and CEO of The Commonwealth Group in San Francisco, Calif., from 1973-1992. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Survivors include his wife Flora Cameron Crichton, 315 Westover Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78209; his daughters Kate C. Gubelmann of Palm Beach, Fla., Anne C. Clark of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Lili C. Monell of Palm Beach, Fla.; a son John H. Crichton, Jr. of Sarasota, Fla., and a stepdaughter Megan C. Finch of Austin, Texas. Grandchildren Phoebe and Bingo Gubelmann, Tantivy Bostwick, Crichton Clark, James Clark, Peter Clark, Emily Clark, Maia Monell and John H. Crichton, III; and two nephews Thomas Crichton, IV and Scott Crichton also survive him.