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John Cairns Jr. ’47

John Cairns Jr. ’47, a man of science, vision, and compassion whose legacy is immortalized at, died Nov. 5, 2017.

As his family writes, “John will be remembered as a husband, father, and grandfather, distinguished professor and academic mentor, ecological pioneer, prolific author, champion of social consciousness and sustainability, fly-fishing enthusiast, avid hiker, experienced folk dancer, and proud United States Navy veteran of World War II.”

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