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James Hayes ’50

James, a paper industry executive and an independent bookstore owner, died July 24, 2019.

A World War II Navy veteran, Jim attended Swarthmore on the GI Bill, working part time at Scott Paper. He later rose to become president of Parsons & Whittemore, where he had a hand in building paper mills and recycling plants in the U.S. and abroad. Upon retirement, he and wife Libby bought a small bookstore on Sanibel Island, Fla., which they ran with help from their daughter and son-in-law.

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