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Edward Pelz

(Colorado & Brasenose 1939) (26 May 1918 - 26 June 2018)

Ed was a 1939 Rhodes Scholar from Colorado. World War II prevented his attendance at Brasenose College of Oxford University (class of '39) and cut short his attendance at Columbia Business School (class of '43).

He was a human resources executive for the New York City Newspaper Publishers Association (1938-1942) and for The New York Times (1946-1983). He was officer-in- charge (1942-1945) of U.S. Navy gun crews on supply ships such as SS William Johnson in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Persian Gulf, leaving at the end of 1945 as a lieutenant USNR. He was a member of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars, Society for Human Resource Management, American Economic Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Chi, and Alpha Kappa Psi. Ed married Caroline Lockwood Duncombe of Briarcliff Manor, NY in 1942. Fulltime residents of New York City (1946-1987), they were also residents of the Taconic Valley for 55 years - part-time in Stephentown, NY (1957-1987 as owners of half of the former George Holcomb farm), and in Berlin, NY from 1987 until moving fulltime to Bennington, VT in 2016.