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Elizabeth Harlow Phillips ’53

Elizabeth Harlow Phillips ’53, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who was also a former chair of the Quadrangle Library, died Jan. 30, 2017.

As her husband, Steve Phillips ’55, wrote in a tribute, he met Betsy at Swarthmore, where he “asked her if she would take an intelligence test as part of a psychometric course I was taking. She agreed. After giving her two tests, I decided she was a lot smarter than me and asked her for a date!” A year later, they were married. The marriage lasted 67 years.