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Thomas Addison Lanahan

Also Known As: "Tim"
Death: Died in Honolulu, HI, USA
Cause of death: suicide
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Jackson Lanahan, Sr. and Frances Scott Fitzgerald
Brother of <private> Hazard (Lanahan); <private> Ross (Lanahan) and <private> Lanahan

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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 Addison Lanahan's Timeline

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