When Harold “Rip” Ripley arrived at Dartmouth as a freshman in 1925, Theodor Seuss Geisel had just graduated, John Sloan Dickey was a classmate, and Ernest Martin Hopkins was president of the College. When he died on September 24 at the age of 104, he followed them into Dartmouth history.
Harold C. Ripley, Class of 1929 (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)
Ripley was a generous advisor to College presidents and administrators, a Dartmouth encyclopedia, and a dapper presence in his trademark bowtie at alumni events throughout the decades. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 29, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 40 College Street, Hanover, N.H.
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