William Jennings

Obituary of William Jennings

William B. Jennings Dies at 92 William B. Jennings of Princeton NJ died on Sunday July 13 after a brief illness. He was 92. Mr. Jennings was born in Athens, GA in 1921 and was the son of Reverend Ernest Henry Jennings and Bertie Jennings. He moved to Bradenton FL at age 3 where he lived through High School. After graduating from the University of Florida at Gainesville with a BS/BA, he served in World War II as a First Lieutenant in General Patton's Army. During the war, he held leadership positions, served throughout France, and fought in The Battle of the Bulge through 1945. He was awarded the Bronze and Silver Stars for bravery. After the War, he entered Harvard Business School graduating in the infamous Class of 1949. After HBS he joined McKinsey & Company as a Management Consultant in the NY Headquarters. Later in his career he held management positions with several financial firms including EF Hutton, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and Lazard Frères. He was an active member of The Harvard Club of NY and also contributed to his Class Reunions and events. In his retirement, Mr. Jennings was an Advisor to The Partnership for a Drug Free America. Mr. Jennings was an avid History buff who enjoyed reading books on American history, visiting historical sites and exploring his family's genealogy. He was a longtime resident of Princeton NJ. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Jennings is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hilda A. Jennings, his son William H. Jennings and Cheri Jennings of Darien, CT, his son John S. Jennings and Krissan Jennings of Chicago and a daughter Pamela Drake and H.B. Drake of Orinda, CA. He also has 6 Grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at The Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ on Saturday July 19 at 11am.
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