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John Giles ’50

John Giles ’50, who played varsity tennis at Swarthmore, died March 17, 2014.

College ties ran in his family: John’s wife, Marjorie Giles ’50, and daughter, Laura Giles ’75, were also alumni. His classmates memoralized him in his Halcyon as a “history major in honors, with a penchant for renaissance court life … paint-stained jeans and Shakespeare in crum … one of the few who really understand the art of give and take in conversation.”

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