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Eliot Hawkins

(New York & Balliol 1954) (6 May 1932 - 22 February 2024)

Eliot attended The Buckley School and then Groton Schools, and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University College, where he was president of the Fly Club and captain of the squash team. From 1954 to 1956, he was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, University of Oxford. He then served in the United States Army at Fort Sill in Oklahoma from 1956 to 1958, achieving the rank of First Lieutenant. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1960 and worked as a trust and estates lawyer, first at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts; at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy as a partner; and at Teahan & Constantino in Millbrook, NY. He served as president, a member, and a trustee on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Friends of Clermont at the Clermont State Historic Site, The Edgewood Club of Tivoli, NY, The Southlands Foundation in Rhinebeck, NY, and The Community Service Society of New York. Eliot was known for his love for his family and friends and his meticulous and devoted service to his clients. Besides family and the law, his other lifelong interests were Greek classical language, the New York Yankees, tennis, and horseback riding. Eliot's dry wit, intelligence, modesty, and keen sense of justice will be greatly missed by all who knew him.