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Edgar Kendall “Ken” Landis ’48

Edgar Kendall “Ken” Landis ’48, a former Swarthmore vice president and board member who passionately championed the performing arts as well as the Scott Arboretum, died Sept. 13, 2018.

Ken spent his early career with Citibank, which led the Landis family to live abroad in Paris, Saudi Arabia, and Beirut. After earning an M.A. from Wesleyan University, Ken joined Swarthmore as its first vice president for alumni, development, and public relations.

“Ken is best remembered for his warmth, sly wit, and persuasive charms,” said President Valerie Smith, “all of which he put to effective use in service to the College.”

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