Thomas Addison Lanahan (1946 - 1973)

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Nicknames: "Tim"
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Death: Died in Honolulu, HI, USA
Cause of death: suicide
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About Thomas Addison Lanahan

Thomas "Tim" Addison Lanahan grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and attended Green Acres, St. Alban's, and in 1964 graduated from St. Paul's School. Prior to entering Princeton, he spent a year at Trinity College in Dublin.

After leaving Princeton in the spring of 1967, Lanahan joined the Army and served in Vietnam. He was an accomplished linguist. In addition to Vietnamese, Tim learned Gaelic in Ireland and also spoke French and German.

In 1972 he graduated with honors in political science from UC-Davis. His post-Princeton years were ones of varied pursuits in many settings. His final focus was his participation in the Naval Hospital Corps School in San Diego, from which he graduated shortly before his death. At that time, he received an award given to recognize his outstanding accomplishments.

Lanahan was often agitated, frequently uncomfortable, inevitably stimulating, and characteristically loyal. He was a vivid and larger-than-life character.

On October 18, 1973, he took his life in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was survived by his father, Samuel J. Lanahan '41, and his siblings, Eleanor, Samuel J. Jr. , and Cecilia Ross.

Source: Princeton Alumni Weekly

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Thomas Lanahan's Timeline

1946
April 26, 1946
1960
1960
- 1964
Age 13
St. Paul's School
1964
1964
- 1965
Age 17
University of Dublin
1965
1965
- 1967
Age 18
Princeton University
1970
1970
- 1972
Age 23
UC-Davis
1973
October 18, 1973
Age 27
Honolulu, HI, USA