Thomas Addison Lanahan
|Also Known As:||"Tim"|
|Death:||Died in Honolulu, HI, USA|
|Cause of death:||suicide|
|Managed by:||Private User|
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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
Thomas Addison Lanahan's Timeline
April 26, 1946
St. Paul's School
University of Dublin
October 18, 1973
Honolulu, HI, USA